Troopers Identify Route 1 Wrong Way Driver Killed On Sunday


Newark – The Delaware State Police (DSP) are releasing the name of the 25-year-old Smyrna man that was killed in the early Sunday morning crash as Peter V. Bonsignore.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident, according to DSP Spokesman Richard Bratz

Newark –  The preliminary investigation determined the crash occurred at approximately 3:58 a.m.Sunday, September 10, 2017 as the driver of a 2008 Mercedes E350 was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of SR 1 from the area of DE Rt. 72, according to Bratz. The vehicle drifted into the grass median and continued in a northerly direction until it struck a cement wall where SR 1 crosses over SR 273.  The Mercedes rebounded a short distance off of the wall and came to a stop in the median.  The vehicle subsequently caught fire and was extinguished by rescue personnel.

The driver who was not wearing his seatbelt and sustained serious injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. The victim’s name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. It is unknown if alcohol or drug use on the part of the victim was a factor in the crash.

The left lane of DE Rt. 1 southbound was closed for approximately one hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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