State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Car Crash

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in the town limits of Felton.

On February 11, 2023, at approximately 10:29 a.m., a red 2012 Ford Focus was traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway approaching the intersection at Midstate Road. At this time, a white Acura RLX was stopped at the red light on westbound Midstate Road waiting to turn left onto southbound South Dupont Highway. The red light turned to a green arrow for the Acura, and the green light turned to a red light for the Ford. The Acura began to turn left, but the driver of the Ford did not stop for the red light and continued northbound. As a result, the Ford struck the driver’s side of the Acura, causing both cars to come to a stop in the intersection.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 25-year-old man from Smyrna, Delaware, was not injured. The driver of the Acura, a 66-year-old woman from Felton, Delaware, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The front-seat passenger of the Acura, a 90-year-old man from Farmington, Delaware, was also taken by ambulance to an area hospital for his injuries but died later in the afternoon. Identification of the victim is pending notification to his family and relatives.

No other vehicles were involved in this collision. The roadway was closed for approximately one hour while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant J. Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. 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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