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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Single Motor Vehicle Collision- Bear

Date Posted: Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Bear- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred Saturday evening on Route 1.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling southbound Route 1 on ramp from Route 72.  At the time of the collision there was steady rain.  The Corvette was traveling down the ramp and for unknown reasons lost control and exited off the right side of the roadway.  The Corvette began to rotate clockwise while traveling down an embankment until its driver’s side door impacted a tree.

The 68-year-old male operator and sole occupant of the Corvette was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Route 1 on ramp from Route 72 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 Forester with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. 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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