Skateboarder killed in Howard Co. hit-and-run

A man skateboarding in Columbia, Maryland, was killed in a hit-and-run crash, police in Howard County said.

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, just before 6 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators believe Deliberts was skateboarding in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle.

Police said investigators have determined the vehicle that struck Deliberts is likely a 2015-2018 Volkswagen Jetta with damage to the front end on the driver’s side. They aren’t sure of the color.

Anyone with more information is asked to call police at 410-313-STOP (7867). You can also email police at HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information.



Snowden River Parkway was closed in both directions near the scene of the crash for about three hours Thursday morning.

Below is a map showing the location of the crash:

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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