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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Felton

Date Posted: Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning.

On April 14, 2024, at approximately 3:10 a.m., a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Paradise Alley Road, approaching a stop sign at the South Dupont Highway intersection. Without stopping, the vehicle proceeded through the intersection, crossing both the north and southbound lanes of South Dupont Highway. It then veered off the southwest edge of the roadway, striking a stop sign located on the eastbound side of Paradise Road. The vehicle continued westbound through a grassy area before side-swiping a large tree.

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Clayton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim will be released once his family has been notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.

Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal W. Booth at (302) 698-8451. 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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