UPDATE: Through investigation, police have determined the suspect vehicle is likely a 2015-2018 Volkswagen Jetta, unknown color, with damage to the driver side front end. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information.


ORIGINAL RELEASE: Howard County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian overnight in Columbia.

The body of Joseph Shawn Deliberts, 32, of Columbia, was found by a passerby in the median of Snowden River Parkway south of Oakland Mills Road this morning just before 6 a.m. Investigators believe Deliberts was skateboarding on the travel portion of the roadway when he was struck.

At this early stage of the investigation, police have not confirmed what time the incident occurred or what make and model of vehicle may have struck him. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected].

Snowden River Parkway was closed in both directions between Oakland Mills and Rustling Leaf for approximately three hours.


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