A Millsboro man has died following a serious crash where a car ran off the road and struck a tree near Georgetown.
According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 1:36 p.m., Thursday as a 2002 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Vaughn Road, approaching a sharp right curve. For unknown reasons, police say the driver, a 42-year-old Georgetown woman, failed to negotiate the curve and exited the south edge of the road before swerving right in an attempt to re-enter the roadway.
As the Civic re-entered Vaughn Road, the driver overcorrected to the left, and the car began skidding and ran off the north edge of the road. The vehicle then continued to slide through the grass, and the front of the car struck a tree.
The driver was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
A 31-year-old Millsboro man, who was seated in the front seat and was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
A 53-year-old Georgetown man was seated in the back seat and also was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses are asked to contact Cpl/3 Kenneth Argo by calling 302-703-3264 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
Vaughn Road was shut down for over four hours while the crash was investigated and later cleared.