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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Greenwood

Date Posted: Sunday, May 5th, 2024

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

On May 5, 2024, at approximately 5:49 a.m., a Mercury Mountaineer was traveling northbound on Greenwood Road, north of Tomahawk Branch Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the east side of the road and crashed into several trees before overturning on its roof.

The driver, a 65-year-old man from Felton, Delaware, was not properly seat belted and pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately three 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 J. Lane at (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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