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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Single Motor Vehicle Collision- Dover


Date Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Dover- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred this morning on White Oak Road.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, at approximately 8:18 a.m., a 2002 Toyota Highlander was traveling eastbound on White Oak Road towards Bayside Drive (Route 9). The Toyota drifted from the eastbound lane, across the westbound lane, and off the northern edge of the roadway. The Toyota traveled down into a ditch before striking a large tree. After impact, the Toyota rolled over onto its roof for a final resting place, partially within the westbound lane.  

The 59-year-old male operator and sole occupant of the Toyota was transported to BayHealth Kent Campus hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

White Oak Road between Bayside Drive and Long Point Road was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Master Corporal Booth with the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-698-8451. 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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