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State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision


Date Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Millsboro area on Wednesday afternoon.

On September 14, 2022, at approximately 4:48 p.m., a red 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stopped at a stop sign on westbound Beaver Dam Road at the intersection with Indian Mission Road. At the same time, a black Ford F-350 work truck was traveling northbound on Indian Mission Road approaching the intersection with Beaver Dam Road. For unknown reasons, the operator of the red F-150 proceeded into the intersection and into the travel path of the Ford F-350. As a result, the right front of the F-350 struck the left front of the F-150. The F-150 spun in a clockwise direction and came to rest on Indian Mission Road, while the F-350 traveled off the roadway and came to rest in a heavily wooded area.

The operator of the red F-150, an 85-year-old male from Millsboro, Delaware, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The passenger of the red F-150, an 83-year-old female from Millsboro, Delaware, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she was admitted for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the black F-350, a 35-year-old male from Lincoln, Delaware, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 091522  1308

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