State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash Near Laurel

Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred yesterday evening just west of Laurel.

On May 4, 2024, at approximately 6:48 p.m., a Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling westbound on Sharptown Road, west of Mt. Pleasant Road, at an apparent high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the north side of the road. It then struck a drainage ditch, causing it to overturn and crash into a utility pole.

The passenger, whose identity is unknown at this time, was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Bloxom, Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.




Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal K. Argo at (302) 703-3264. 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

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