Incident Number: 50-23-38129
Date/Time: Friday, November 17th, 2023 at 11:30 p.m.
Location: 800 Block of North DuPont Highway Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Officer Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us
Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that left a 50-year-old Camden man dead. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Dover Police received a call for a crash involving two vehicles in the 800 block of North DuPont Highway. Officers responded to the area and located the 50-year-old victim in his vehicle suffering injuries from the collision. The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment, however he was later pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.
The ensuing investigation revealed that a 2003 Buick Century, operated by a 20-year-old female from Smyrna, DE, was traveling Northbound on North DuPont Highway near McDonalds, 879 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE. At the same time, a 2000 Toyota Corolla, operated by the victim, was making a left turn from Southbound, North Dupont Highway, across the Northbound lanes of travel, attempting to turn into McDonald’s. As the Corolla made the turn, the Buick struck the Corolla causing it to spin clock wise into the parking lot of McDonalds. The Buick lost control and crossed over the grassy median, coming to a rest on the west bound side of North DuPont Highway. The driver of the Buick refused medical treatment. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts of this case and requests that anyone with information contact Dover Police Department at (302) 736- 7130.
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