Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles on John J. Williams Highway (SR24) near Rock Pile Way that occurred early this morning.
The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m., Thursday June 30, 2016 as Corey A. Burton, 20 of Millsboro, was operating a 2004 Ford Mustang westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR24), in the area of Rock Pile Way. Justin B. Baldwin, 35 of Salisbury, Maryland, was operating a 2013 Isuzu six wheel box truck eastbound in the same vicinity. For unknown reasons, the Mustang crossed the center line and entered the opposing travel lane directly in front of the box truck. Baldwin swerved right in an attempt to avoid the Mustang, but the two vehicles struck nearly head-on in the eastbound travel lane. After the impact, the Mustang rotated clockwise and came to rest on the westbound shoulder. The Isuzu box truck continued in an easterly direction and came to a stop partially in the grass off the eastbound shoulder.
Cory Burton was not properly restrained and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Justin Baldwin was properly restrained and was uninjured in the crash.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drugs may have been a contributing factor on behalf of Burton. SR24 was closed between Maryland Camp Road and William Street Road for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 063016 1000