Driver Dies After Crashing Into A Home Wednesday Night

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The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on July 17, 2019, at approximately 7:06 p.m., when a 2018 Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR 24) crossing the Love Creek Bridge in Lewes-. After crossing the bridge, the operator lost control, and the vehicle crossed over the eastbound travel lane of John J. Williams Highway and exited the roadway. Upon exiting the roadway, the Wrangler proceeded over a raised curb, crossed through a grass yard, and struck an unoccupied residence located in the 20000 block of John J. Williams Highway.

The operator, a 67-year-old male from Millsboro, DE was properly restrained and transported to the Beebe Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident and preliminary reports suggest the driver may have suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

 

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