State Police Investigating Fatal Single-Vehicle Collision

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred earlier this morning in the Smyrna area.

On November 18, 2022, at approximately 8:53 a.m., a black 2015 Dodge Journey was traveling northbound on Dupont Parkway south of Smyrna Landing Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted to its right and exited the roadway. The car continued northbound off the road for a short distance until it struck a set of trees, where it spun and came to rest.

The driver of the Journey, a 43-year-old man from Townsend, Delaware, was properly restrained. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to his family and relatives. No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. Dupont Parkway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Collision in Smyrna Area

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 Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling 302-365-8483. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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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