Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Harrington area this morning.

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Collision – Delaware State Police – State of Delaware

On September 16, 2022, at approximately 6:12 a.m., a Ford pickup truck, operated by a 64-year-old male of Delaware, was traveling northbound on Prospect Church Road and had passed the intersection of Hammondtown Road. The vehicle then drifted off the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a private residence, followed by a wooden clothesline post and a tree.

The operator of the vehicle, who was properly restrained, was pronounced deceased at the scene. No alcohol or drug usage is suspected to have been a factor. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated. The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Cpl/3 J. Lane by calling 302-698-8457. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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