Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Felton area yesterday afternoon.
On March 2, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2013 Mazda 5 was traveling eastbound on Carpenters Bridge Road east of Roesville Road, Felton approaching a moderate right curve. For unknown reasons, the Mazda crossed the westbound lane and traveled off the north edge of the roadway. The front of the Mazda then struck a tree.
The 75-year-old male operator from Frederica was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
Carpenters Bridge Road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal J. Lane by calling 302-698-8457. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov