Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Crash- Wilmington

Wilmington– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:21 p.m., Wednesday, September 09, 2020, on Grubb Road east of Foulk Road.

The initial investigation has determined a 2009 Nissan Altima, driven by a 17-year-old male from Wilmington, was traveling westbound Grubb Road at a high rate of speed. The operator failed to maintain control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle spun out of control until it struck a tree where it came to a final rest.

The driver of the Altima who was not wearing a seatbelt was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Grubb Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 091020 0806


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