LAUREL — An 18-year-old Seaford man died in a single vehicle crash early Thursday, Delaware State Police said.
The man was driving a Mercury Marauder at approximately 3:44 a.m. when it left the edge of Scott Land Road approaching an s-curve in the road. The crash occurred in the area of the intersection with Ross Point Road, police said.
Police said the driver swerved to the left, re-entering the roadway, then swerved to the right. This caused the car to exit the west edge of the roadway and slide sideways down a grass embankment and strike a tree on the driver side door. After impact, the car rotated counterclockwise and came to rest upright, facing a southwest direction.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The roadway was shut down for approximately four hours while the accident was investigated and roadway cleared.
Police asked anyone with information to contact Cpl/1 Andrew Mitchell by calling 644-5020.