Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred early this morning.
The incident occurred on July 10, 2020, at approximately 5:51 a.m., when a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was southbound on Barley Rd. (DE 141) approaching the overpass for Kennett Pike (DE 52) For unknown reasons the 25-year-old operator of Wilmington failed to maintain within the southbound lanes as the vehicle approached the curved portion of the roadway. The Blazer exited the west edge of the roadway and struck the guardrail before becoming engulfed in flames.
The operator was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 1/2 hours while the accident was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the accident should contact Cpl/ J. Baldwin at 302-834-2620.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at email@example.com.
You can follow the Delaware State Police by clicking on:
Please tell us how we’re doing via our Citizen Satisfaction Survey.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 071020 1255