22-Year-Old Killed In Crash West Of Dover Sunday

Dover- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Sunday morning on Pearson’s Corner Road north of Halltown Road, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at approximately 3:45 a.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Trail Balzer was traveling southbound on Pearson’s Corner Road north of Halltown Road (Rt 8). The Chevrolet was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to maintain its lane of travel. The Chevrolet left the roadway and then entered it again where it lost control and began to rotate in a counterclockwise direction. The Chevrolet left the roadway a second time still traveling in a southeasterly direction until its front passenger side struck a large tree. The impact caused the Chevrolet to roll over and travel out of control until coming to a stop after the front passenger side struck a second tree.

The 22-year-old male operator and sole occupant of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification to the next of kin.

Pearson’s Corner Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was being investigated and the roadway cleared.

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