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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Milton, DE- Delaware State Police has identified the individual who died in a fatal single motor vehicle collision on Cave Neck Road on September 14, 2021, as Jonathan A. Downing Jr., 36, of Milton.
On September 14, 2021, at approximately 6:17 p.m., a 2009 Jaguar XF operated by Jonathan Downing was traveling eastbound on Cave Neck Road. For an unknown reason, Downing failed to maintain his travel lane and exited the south edge of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the front of the vehicle hit a road sign along a private driveway. It then continued traveling south before the front right struck a utility pole. The force of the impact caused the Jaguar to rotate clockwise and overturn.
Downing was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. He was transported from the accident scene to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Sgt. Nicholas DeMalto by calling 302-644-5020. 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.
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