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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Felton

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Saturday night in Felton, claiming the life of a 60-year-old Dover resident.

On February 10, 2024, at approximately 8:38 p.m., a Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Firetower Road, just north of Berrytown Road, when it veered off the west edge of the roadway after failing to negotiate a curve. The vehicle continued in a southern direction before colliding with a tree.

The investigation suggests alcohol was involved, and the driver, identified as Steven Satterfield, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Mr. Satterfield was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. On February 11, 2024, he died from injuries sustained during the crash.

The roadway was temporarily closed for approximately 2.5 hours as investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal J. Lane by calling (302) 698-8457. 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 you 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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