State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash on I-495

The Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning on I-495 in Wilmington that left one man dead.

On June 10, 2024, at approximately 2:12 a.m., a white 2020 International HV613 truck tractor was traveling in the right lane on I-495 northbound, north of Edgemoor Road. The truck, which was a United States Postal Service (USPS) truck, did not have a trailer attached. At the same time, a silver 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling on I-495 northbound approaching the rear of the USPS truck. For reasons under investigation, the right-side front of the Nissan struck the left-side rear tires of the USPS truck. As a result of the impact, the USPS truck spun towards the eastern edge of the roadway, where it struck a raised metal guardrail and overturned down an embankment. The USPS truck ultimately came to a stop in the grassy area between I-495 and the railroad tracks. After the initial impact, the Nissan struck the guardrail along the right shoulder before it came to a stop in the northbound lanes of I-495.

The driver of the USPS truck, a 59-year-old man from Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Nissan, a 31-year-old man from Middletown, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 7 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. 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 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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