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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Selbyville–Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:53 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2020, on southbound DuPont Boulevard (US 113) .4 miles south of McCabe Road.
The initial investigation has determined a 2002 Lexus RX300, driven by a 45-year-old Frankford man, was traveling southbound on DuPont Boulevard. For unknown reasons, the operator lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the east edge of the roadway and continuing traveling for approximately 250 feet through the center grass median. The Lexus then reentered the roadway crossing both lanes of travel before exiting the west edge of the roadway and struck a cluster of trees. The vehicle came to rest on the west edge of the roadway. The operator was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.
Identification is pending notification of next to kin.
Southbound DuPont Boulevard was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Cpl. A. Mitchell of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-644-5020.
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