Fatal Crash on Persimmon Tree Lane

The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Friday evening.  At approximately 6:56 p.m., a silver 2009 Pontiac Solstice was traveling eastbound on Persimmon Tree Lane, approaching Persimmon Circle.  For unknown reasons, the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and left the right edge of the roadway, entering the grass on the roadside. The vehicle then continued eastbound along the grass and struck a utility pole at the southwest corner of the intersection of Persimmon Tree Lane and Persimmon Circle. After striking the utility pole, the vehicle overturned onto it’s roof and came to a rest. The driver, John McRae, an 83-year-old male, was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for injuries sustained during the crash after being extricated from the vehicle by Dover Fire Department. 

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On August 27, 2022 McRae succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Bayhealth Kent Campus.

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The cause of the crash is unknown and pending further testing and investigation.  Updates will be provided as available. 

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If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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