Update: Police ID Passenger Killed In Utility Pole Crash

Woodland Park – New Castle County Police (NCCPD) are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the area of Faulkland Road according to NCCPD Spokesman, M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.

Eckerd said today (September 2nd) at about 1:00 a.m., County Police were called to the 1800 block of Faulkland Road for a report of a motor vehicle crash. When they arrived officers found a vehicle that had collided with a utility pole. The vehicle, a Mazda, was occupied by a 28-year- old male driver, a 30-year- old male passenger.

New Castle County Paramedics treated both the driver and the passenger at the scene, before they were transported to a local hospital. Shortly thereafter the passenger of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic Services Unit Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. It has been determined that alcohol and speed were a factor in this accident, according to Eckerd.


The New Castle County Police Traffic Services Unit continue their investigation into the fatal motor vehicle crash on Faulkland Road. They have identified the deceased passenger to be 30-year-old Henry Gibson.  He was pronounced dead during the early morning hours on  Saturday, September 2nd.  The driver has been admitted to a local hospital.  The investigation is ongoing.