Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Laurel area last night.
On June 10, 2023, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a 2009 Chevrolet HHR, operated by a 27-year-old male from Laurel, DE, was traveling eastbound on Shiloh Church Road negotiating a slight left curve east of Johnson Road. The operator failed to maintain control of the vehicle and it exited the south edge of the roadway. The vehicle entered a drainage ditch and overturned several times. As the vehicle overturned, the operator was ejected. The vehicle came to a rest upside down in the drainage ditch.
The 27-year-old male operator of the Chevrolet who was not properly restrained, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
Shiloh Church Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Trooper First Class T. Bowden by calling 302-703-3336. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
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