State Police Investigating Fatal Collision on Interstate

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred last night on Interstate 495 that left one man dead.

On May 10, 2023, at approximately 10:44 p.m., a blue 2003 Toyota Solera was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-495 south of Philadelphia Pike. The Solera sideswiped three vehicles in the southbound lanes before it lost both of its front tires. The Solera then crossed over into northbound I-495 at the Holly Oak Road crossover and began traveling northbound at a slow rate of speed on two damaged front rims. A black 2017 Kia Forte that was traveling northbound on I-495 then struck the rear of the Solera.

The driver of the Solera, a 30-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was not wearing his seatbelt. He sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. The name of the victim is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified. The driver of the Forte, a 36-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Interstate 495 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal M. Cahall by calling 302-365-8484. 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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

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