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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash on Greentop Road- Lincoln


Date Posted: Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Lincoln – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, in the 9000 block of Greentop Road, Lincoln.

The initial investigation has determined a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by a 29-year-old male from Ellendale, was traveling southbound on Greentop Road, south of Clendaniel Pond Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the west edge of the roadway in front of a residence located in the 9000 block of Greentop Road. After exiting the roadway, the left front of the vehicle struck a tree, which caused the vehicle to rotate clockwise and overturn onto its passenger side. The vehicle came to an uncontrolled stop on the grass shoulder of the roadway. Following the impact, the vehicle caught on fire and became fully engulfed in flames.

The driver of the Monte Carlo, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

There were no other passengers inside the vehicle.

Greentop Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl/3 J. Burns of the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-644-5020.

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@state.de.us.

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