State Police Asking for Witnesses Following Fatal Scooter Crash Near Newark

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an electric scooter near Newark last night, that left one man dead.

On April 11, 2024, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Nissan Altima was driving northbound on Salem Church Road north of Reybold Road. At the same time, a Phantom Commuter electric scooter was driving southbound on Salem Church Road. For reasons under investigation, the driver of the scooter entered the northbound lane of Salem Church Road, into the path of the Nissan. As a result, the Nissan hit the scooter.

The driver of the scooter, a 32-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. The driver of the Nissan, a 16-year-old female from Newark, Delaware was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


Road Closure Tweet


The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling (302) 365-8483. 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 you 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

The post State Police Asking for Witnesses Following Fatal Scooter Crash Near Newark appeared first on Delaware State Police – State of Delaware.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *