Delaware State Police Investigating Double Fatal Collision

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that claimed the lives of two individuals last night in the Frankford area.

The collision occurred on January 14, 2023, at approximately 9:11 p.m., when a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Roxana Road, east of McCary Road at a high rate of speed. As the Chevrolet approached a left curve in the roadway, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and the right-side tires of the Chevrolet left the roadway. The operator swerved to re-enter the roadway and the Chevrolet began skidding sideways in a southwesterly direction. The Chevrolet skidded across the roadway and then exited the north edge of Roxana Road, where it overturned. The Chevrolet continued overturning, striking a small tree and then the right rear side of a parked 2005 Chevrolet Silverado in the driveway of a residence located in the 36000 block of Roxana Road. The 1997 Chevrolet continued in a southwesterly direction, where it struck an attached garage at the same residence.

The 28-year-old male operator of the Chevrolet from Selbyville, DE, who was not properly restrained, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 3-year-old female passenger in the Chevrolet from Selbyville, DE, was not properly restrained, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Roxana Road was closed for approximately 7 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Collision

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal/1 J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. 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.

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