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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Milton

Date Posted: Saturday, December 16th, 2023

Delaware State Police are actively investigating a fatal crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Milton.

On December 15, 2023, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a white Ford F-450 was traveling eastbound on Milton-Ellendale Highway, just west of Gravel Hill Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the right side of the road and crashed into a large tree.

The driver, a 57-year-old man from Lincoln, Delaware, and the rear passenger, a 60-year-old man from Milford, Delaware, were transported to a nearby hospital, where they are being treated for serious injuries. The front passenger, a 47-year-old man from Bridgeville, Delaware, was also taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. The victim’s identity is being withheld until his family is notified. Milton-Ellendale Highway remained closed for approximately 3 hours as investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.




The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal J. Smith by calling (302) 703-3267. 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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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