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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Middletown


Date Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Middletown, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred Sunday.

On May 2, 2021, at approximately 11:14 a.m., a 2006 Toyota Camry operated by a 23-year-old male of Hillsborough, NJ, was traveling northbound on US-301 in the left-thru lane approaching the Jamison Corner overpass. For unknown reasons, the Camry drifted partially into the center median, then returned to the northbound lanes and traveled into a straight path towards the guardrail on the east edge of the roadway. The front of the vehicle struck the end of the guardrail, exited the road, and traveled down an embankment before overturning and landing on its roof. The Camry traveled a short distance on its roof before it came to rest.

The 23-year-old operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Northbound US-301 north of Jamison Corner Road was closed for approximately 3 hours due to the initial crash investigation.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Sgt. D. Alexander with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302.365.8484. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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