One Dead, One Seriously Injured After Two Crashes On Same Road Thursday

Lewes- The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a single vehicle that occurred earlier today.

The incident occurred on February 13, 2020 at approximately 10:09 a.m., when a 2017 Kia Forte was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR 24) east of Jolyns Way, Lewes. For unknown reasons, the Kia crossed over the centerline of John J. Williams Highway and exited the edge of the roadway into a wooded area, where it struck a standing tree.

The operator and sole occupant, a 66-year-old male from Millsboro, DE, was not properly retrained. He was transported to the Beebe Medical Center with serious injuries. His name is being withheld at this time.

John J. Williams Highway in the area of Jolyns Way was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Earlier on Thursday Troopers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on the same road at 6:42 a.m.

Initial reports from that scene indicated that that accident involved a fatality.

That crash closed John J. Williams Highway(Rt 24) between Gull Point Road and Rosedale Road while Troopers investigated.

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