Troopers Update Fatal Fiery Crash In Greenville

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Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred early this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the incident occurred on July 10, 2020, at approximately 5:51 a.m., when a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was southbound on Barley Road (DE 141) approaching the overpass for Kennett Pike (DE 52) For unknown reasons the 25-year-old operator of Wilmington failed to maintain within the southbound lanes as the vehicle approached the curved portion of the roadway. The Blazer exited the west edge of the roadway and struck the guardrail before becoming engulfed in flames.

The operator was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 1/2 hours while the accident was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the accident should contact Cpl/ J. Baldwin at 302-834-2620.

Breaking Report

Greenville – At around 5:45 this morning rescue crews from the Cranston Heights and Elsmere Fire Companies respond to Route 141 at Kennet Pike for reports of a vehicle accident with entrapment.

While en route to the scene crews learned that police on scene were advising that the vehicle was on fire and they were unable to get the driver out.

Shortly after that report, crews learned that officers were attempting to put the fire out with extinguishers.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police released the following statement “The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious crash that occurred at approximately 5:51 a.m., on July 10, 2020.

As a result of this crash and ongoing investigation, southbound SR 141 at Kennett Pike is closed at this time.

Motorists will experience delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.”

Rescue crews cleared the scene just before 9:00 am. Police remain on scene.

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