State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Gumboro

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early this morning in Gumboro that left one man dead.

On September 24, 2023, at approximately 1:18 a.m., a white 2022 Chevrolet Silverado was approaching a sharp curve in the roadway while traveling northbound on Careys Camp Road just north of Little Hill Road. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate the curve, and the Chevrolet exited the roadway. The Chevrolet traveled a short distance through a wet grassy area, struck a tree, and ultimately came to rest after striking another tree.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 20-year-old man from Georgetown, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal 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.

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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