Man Found Dead In Ditch After Reported Explosion Wednesday

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a Death Investigation that occurred on March 16, 2022. At 6:50 a.m., Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle fire on a property in the 10000 block of Airport Road in Seaford.

Upon arrival, they observed a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Troopers located the body of a male in a nearby ditch. The victim, a 54-year-old male from Seaford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was turned over to the Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy. The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Rescue crews also responded to the scene for reports of an explosion. Arriving crews reported that a vehicle was fully involved. Fire Marshals were also called to the scene.

This is a developing story.

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