Pennsylvania man, 27, dies in crash in Townsend

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TOWNSEND — A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man died in a single-vehicle crash Monday, Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said.

The man died after the 2009 Nissan Versa he was riding in failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off Blackbird Station Road, at the intersection of Dexter Corner Road, at approximately 8:46 p.m. The vehicle struck two small trees before hitting a larger tree head-on, police said.

The man was transported by ambulance to ChristianaCare but pronounced dead on the way. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Cpl. Hatchell said.

The vehicle’s driver, a 20-year-old Townsend woman, also was not wearing a seat belt and was completely ejected from the Versa, according to police. She was flown to ChristianaCare, where she was treated and released with minor injuries.

Three other passengers in the rear seat were uninjured, police said.

The road was closed for approximately three hours, while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The incident remains under investigation by the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information can contact Master Cpl. Breen at 365-8486. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or by visiting here.