State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Newark

Staff WriterDelaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Christiana Road in Newark early this morning that left one man dead.

On May 29, 2024, at approximately 2:35 a.m., a blue 2024 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling southbound on I-95 prior to exiting the highway onto the ramp for Christiana Road westbound. For reasons under investigation, the Chevrolet failed to negotiate the bend in the roadway at the base of the off-ramp and traveled onto the grassy area west of the roadway. The Chevrolet continued in a southwesterly direction as it drove through a guardrail and crossed the westbound lanes of Christiana Road. The Chevrolet ultimately came to a stop after it struck a raised concrete barrier. A small fire contained to the Chevrolet’s engine compartment ignited as bystanders pulled the driver from the vehicle and attempted life-saving measures.

The driver, a 41-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

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

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling (302) 365-8483. 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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