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State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash into C & D Canal

Date Posted: Monday, February 12th, 2024

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in the C & D Canal last night in Delaware City that left one man dead.

On February 11, 2024, at approximately 11:45 p.m., a red 2014 Chrysler 300 was traveling westbound on a gravel roadway on North Canal Road, west of the Reedy Point Bridge. For reasons under investigation, the Chrysler failed to remain on the roadway and traveled onto the rocky banks of the C & D Canal. The Chrysler then crashed into the water and ultimately became submerged.

The driver, a 60-year-old man from Elkton, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling (302) 365-8483. 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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