One Dead After Crossover Crash Turns Rollover Sunday

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The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that was reported earlier today north of Seaford.

The incident was reported on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at approximately 7:49 a.m., that a 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup Truck, operated by a 45-year-old Seaford man was traveling northbound on Alternate 13, Bridgeville Highway passing Dolby Road and approaching a sharp curve to the right.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle failed to negotiate the curve, crossed the southbound lanes and exited the roadway. The vehicle continued in a northerly direction where it entered a gravel road leading to a construction site.

The right side of the truck struck and ramped a dirt pile rolling the vehicle an undetermined number of times. As it overturned, the vehicle struck and came to rest on its roof on top of a stack of new, unused sewer piping.

This collision was called in after daylight, however, police are not sure what time the collision occurred. Due to its location is believed to have occurred sometime early this morning or late last night, according to police.

The operator of the pickup, who was properly restrained, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Alternate 13 A Bridgeville Highway was closed between US 13 and Dolby Road for approximately three hours during the investigation.

The crash remains under investigation. Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash to contact Troop 7 in Lewes at 644-5020.

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