Update: Troopers Identify Man Killed In Wednesday Crash

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Bridgeville- 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 October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:40 p.m., when a 2018 Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on Sussex Highway (US 13), north of Newton Road (US 404). For unknown reasons, the operator of the Caravan crossed over the median and both northbound lanes of US 13, before exiting the edge of the roadway. The Caravan continued off the roadway until the front end ultimately struck a standing tree.

The operator, identified as 62-year-old Keith B .Kennedy, of Laurel, DE was properly restrained and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Breaking Report

Bridgeville – Just after 5:30 this afternoon rescue crews from the Bridgeville Fire Company along with Sussex County Medics and Trooper 2 were dispatched to Sussex Hwy (Route 13) at East Newton Road.

Upon arrival, crews reported that the patient was heavily entrapped and that the vehicle was on fire. Crews were able to know the fire down and the patient was freed from the vehicle at around 5:45.

Crews are reporting that the patient is seriously injured. Trooper 2 is 20 seconds out.

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