Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Collision

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on South DuPont Boulevard (Route 13) in the Smyrna area yesterday afternoon.

On November 15, 2022, at approximately 2:17 p.m., a 2002 Ford Ranger, was traveling northbound on South DuPont Boulevard (Route 13) approaching Twin Willows Road. As the Ford proceeded northbound, it began to drift off the east edge of the roadway. The Ford left the roadway just north of the intersection with Twin Willows Road and its front right struck a tree.  After impact, the Ford rotated clockwise, sliding a short distance before overturning.

The 59-year-old male operator of the Ford from Dover, DE was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 22-year-old female passenger of the Ford from Dover, DE was flown to an area hospital for medical treatment.

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

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 111622 0945

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