The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Seaford last month.
On November 3, 2023, at approximately 3:02 p.m., a Chevrolet box truck was stopped southbound on Woodland Ferry Road for a stop sign at the intersection of Woodpecker Road. Simultaneously, a Ford F-150 was eastbound, approaching the intersection. Notably, Woodpecker Road is a throughway, and vehicles are not obligated to stop. For unknown reasons, the box truck failed to remain stopped at the stop sign, resulting in a collision with the left side of the F-150. The impact led to the F-150 rolling multiple times, ejecting the occupants from the vehicle.
The 22-year-old driver of the Chevrolet box truck, a Seaford resident, and his 37-year-old passenger from Millsboro were transported to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The Ford F-150’s 58-year-old driver and his 42-year-old passenger, both Seaford residents, were not wearing seat belts. They suffered serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital. On December 19, 2023, the 58-year-old man died from injuries sustained in the crash. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.
The intersection of Woodland Ferry Road and Woodpecker Road was temporarily closed for approximately 3 hours as investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling (302) 703-3264. 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 you 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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