Smyrna area crash leaves one dead


SMYRNA -A 59-year-old Dover man died in a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said.

The motorist was operating a vehicle on U.S. 13 approaching Twin Willows Road when it drifted off the road and struck a tree at approximately 2:17 p.m., The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene and identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 22-year-old female passenger was flown to an area hospital for medical treatment.

U.S. 13 northbound was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

The Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers asked anyone with information to contact Sgt, Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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