Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Georgetown– The Delaware State Police are investigating a double fatal motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle that occurred last evening.
The incident occurred on July 21, 2020, at approximately 10:51 p.m., when a 2010 Dodge Challenger was traveling eastbound on Hardscrabble Road at an extremely high rate of speed approaching a moderate left curve in the area of Shiloh Church Road. Due to high speed, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and exited the roadway into the grass where it overturned several times and struck an embankment while continuing to overturn. Both the operator and passenger were extensively trapped in the vehicle.
The operator, a 26-year-old male from Millsboro, DE was properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The passenger, a 40-year-old male from of Easton, MD was properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Both names are being withheld at this time pending the notifications of next of kin.
Hardscrabble Road in the area of Shiloh Church Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe