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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Newark

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Capitol Trail

The Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning in Newark that left one man dead.

On May 1, 2024, at approximately 7:23 a.m., a silver 2014 Toyota 4Runner was traveling eastbound on Capitol Trail approaching the intersection with Brewster Drive. Simultaneously, a white 2006 Cadillac DTS was traveling northbound on Brewster Drive approaching the intersection with Capitol Trail. For reasons under investigation, the Toyota failed to stop at the traffic light as the Cadillac entered the intersection. As a result, the front of the Toyota collided with the left side of the Cadillac in the intersection.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 61-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Toyota, a 22-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. 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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