Man Killed When Pickup Hits Tree

Hartly –  (2:51 p.m., Thursday September 29, 2016) State Police said that 52-year-old  Michael H. Wallace, of Marydel, Delaware, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on Halltown Road (SR8) just east of Crystal Road.  Wallace was attempting to negotiate a left curve when he lost control of the pick up truck and traveled off the south side of the roadway.  The pickup first struck a mailbox while rotating in a counter-clockwise manner and then striking a tree on the driver’s side door before coming to an abrupt stop.

Michael Wallace, who was not properly restrained, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Police said that Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this case.  SR8 was closed between Crystal Road and Brittney Lane for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

 


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