Troopers Identify Newark Man Killed In Tuesday Night Crash


New Castle – The Delaware State Police (DSP) Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:11 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the intersection of River Rd. (DE Rt. 9) and Grantham Lane, New Castle.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2003 Hyundai Accent operated by 58-year-old Yuksel Tuz of Newark, was traveling eastbound on Grantham Lane, approaching the intersection with River Road, according to DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said A 2005 Chevy Silverado, operated by a 56-year-old Bordentown, NJ man, was traveling southbound on River Road proceeding through the intersection with Grantham Lane. The Hyundai failed to stop at the stop sign before entering the intersection and proceeded directly into the path of the Chevy. The Chevy’s front end struck the right side of the Hyundai, forcing it off the east side of the road into a grassy area where it came to rest. The Chevy came to rest in the northbound lanes of River Rd.

Tuz, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was trapped in his vehicle, and upon extrication was transported to the Christiana Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time.

The driver of the Chevy was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Neither impairment nor improper driving are factors on his behalf.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sgt. D. Alexander of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8484.

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