Troopers Identify Newark Man Killed In Wednesday Morning Crash In New Castle

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on September 21, 2022, in the New Castle area as Jamar McGriff, 28, of Newark, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the New Castle area early this morning, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on September 21, 2022, at approximately 1:28 a.m., a blue 2008 Saturn Aura was traveling eastbound on Pulaski Highway approaching the intersection at Wilton Boulevard. At this time, an unoccupied 2001 Kentworth tractor-trailer was illegally parked on the right shoulder of eastbound Pulaski Highway said DeMalto. For unknown reasons, the Saturn drifted to its right and into the shoulder of Pulaski Highway. The front of the Aura then struck the rear corner of the parked trailer, causing the sedan to overturn and come to rest in a tree line.

The operator of the Saturn, a 28-year-old male from Newark, Delaware, was not properly restrained. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification of the next of kin. There were no passengers in the Aura, and the tractor-trailer was unoccupied at the time of the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer was cited for leaving an unattended motor vehicle on the shoulder without placing hazard triangles said DeMalto.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

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