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Man dies in fatal hit-and-run in Columbia, police say

A man skateboarding on the travel portion of a roadway in Columbia was fatally struck last night, according to investigators.

A passerby found the victim, Joseph Shawn Deliberts, 32, in the median of Snowden River Parkway, south of Oakland Mills Road, just before 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Howard County police say the suspect vehicle is likely a Volkswagen Jetta with damage to the front end of the driver’s side. The vehicle year is estimated to be between 2015 and 2018, and the vehicle color is still unknown.

Officials are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for more information on the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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