Delaware State Police Beat / Nathan Jester not likely to keep laughing after being charged with hit and run death of Roger Coberly

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Delaware State Police Beat / Nathan Jester not likely to keep laughing after being charged with hit and run death of Roger Coberly

Nathan W. Jester Sr. hit and run death of man walking his dog in Felton, Del. Sept. 7, 2017

FELTON, DEL. – According to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier, a man who ran over a killed a man walking his dog and fled the scene has been apprehended.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has arrested a Felton man for the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night.

Nathan W. Jester Jr., 35 of Felton, was arrested at his residence Wednesday, September 6, 2017, by detectives and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death and Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in Death.  He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $4001.00 cash bond.

Nathan Jester was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on SR10 when he struck Coberly and threw him into a ditch on the north side of the roadway near his residence.

The incident occurred around 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, as Roger L. Coberly Jr., 35 of Felton, was walking his dog westbound on the shoulder of Willow Grove Road (SR10) east of Sandtown Road.  Nathan Jester was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on SR10 when he struck Coberly and threw him into a ditch on the north side of the roadway near his residence.  Jester then continued westbound without stopping.

Roger Coberly was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics.  His dog was able to run back to the residence and was uninjured.

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