State Police Investigating Three-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Wilmington

The Delaware State Police are investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Wilmington that left one man dead.

On July 1, 2024, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a gray 2008 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Wilson Road. For unknown reasons, the Toyota failed to remain in its lane and entered the right shoulder, where it struck a mailbox on the 1000 block of Wilson Road. The Toyota then swerved back towards the roadway and crossed the solid double yellow line into the path of travel of a black 2011 Mercedes S550 traveling westbound on Wilson Road. As a result, the front of the Toyota struck the front of the Mercedes. After the collision, the Mercedes rotated counterclockwise and struck an occupied tan 2002 Buick LeSabre parked on the shoulder of westbound Wilson Road.

The driver of the Toyota, an 89-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 62-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The Buick’s occupant, a 65-year-old woman from Wilmington, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please 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

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