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*UPDATE #3- Names Released* Fatal Crash On Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach Causing Traffic Delays

Date Posted: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Coastal Hwy New Orleans St.

Dewey Beach – The Delaware State Police have identified the two men who were killed in a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred on Saturday, October 21, 2017 on Coastal Hwy. (SR 1) in the area of Saulsbury St. as James D. Walton, 53 and Richard G. Chittick 58, both of Washington D.C.

Investigators are requesting that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or otherwise encountered the involved vehicle prior to the collision occurring, to please contact Cpl. N. DeMalto of the Collision Reconstruction Unit, Troop 7 at 302-703-3267.

The involved vehicle is a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, black in color, bearing a Florida registration.

The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.

Follow this link to view the original release: https://dsp.delaware.gov/2017/10/22/traffic-advisory-update-fatal-crash-on-coastal-highway-in-dewey-beach-causing-traffic-delays

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 102217 2048


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