State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in north Wilmington

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Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that was reported yesterday afternoon in north Wilmington.

On December 6, 2023, at approximately 4:09 p.m., troopers were called to the site of a crash after a passing motorist noticed a vehicle off the roadway. The investigation revealed that between November 25 and December 6, 2023, a black Mitsubishi Outlander was traveling westbound on Lancaster Pike, just west of Hercules Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and drove off the south edge of the road, eventually crashing into a guardrail. After that, the car continued through some vegetation before hitting two trees. During the crash, the driver was ejected from the car, and the vehicle finally came to rest in a creek located south of Lancaster Pike.

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Oxford, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Lancaster Pike was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and obstructions were removed from the roadway.




The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate 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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