Young Delmar Man Killed In Sunday Morning Accident Identified


 Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning as Dylan M. Rodriguez, 18, of Delmar, DE.

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Seaford, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 13, 2022, at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck operated by an 18-year-old Delmar man, was traveling southbound on Seaford Road, just south of Easter Lane. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate a slight right-hand curve in the roadway and traveled off the east edge of Seaford Road before continuing to travel south and striking a wooden fence. The Tundra then sideswiped a large tree and was sent air-born and started to overturn before striking the rear left side of an unoccupied parked 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in the driveway of a residence in the 27000 block of Seaford Road. The Tundra continued to overturn before colliding with another large tree and coming to rest on its roof.

Pepper said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Seaford Road was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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