State Police Investigating Fatal Interstate Accident

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 495 in the Wilmington area late yesterday afternoon.

On March 26, 2023, at approximately 5:34 p.m., a dark blue 2006 Volvo S70 was traveling southbound on I-495 south of Philadelphia Pike. For unknown reasons, the car drifted off the right side of the roadway and into the grass shoulder, where it struck a tree near the fence line that separates I-495 from Governor Printz Boulevard. The driver and only occupant of the Volvo, a 60-year-old man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

No other vehicles were involved in this collision. Governor Printz Boulevard was closed and I-495 southbound was reduced to one lane of travel for approximately five 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 Sergeant J. Jefferson 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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