Claymont Man Who Struck Harvey Road Utility Pole Dies

Claymont – Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into a motor vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon on Harvey Road, between Wilson Road and Madison Avenue, Claymont, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the investigation has determined that at approximately 2:23 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018, a 1999 Dodge Dakota was traveling westbound on Harvey Road, when the driver, a 75-year-old Claymont man, is believed to have suffered a medical event, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle. The Dodge traveled off the roadway, striking a utility pole on Harvey Road in the area Wilson Road, then continued westbound, before coming to rest in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Harvey Road.

The operator of the vehicle was treated on scene by EMS before being transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

There were no other occupants in the Dodge and no other vehicles were involved.

Harvey Road between Wilson Road and Madison Avenue was closed for approximately 3 hours as crews repaired the utility pole.

Breaking Report

Claymont – At approximately 3:00 this afternoon rescue crews from the Claymont Fire Company responded to the 600 block of Harvey Road for reports of a vehicle’s accident involving a utility pole.

Upon arrival, crews found a blue Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a utility pole and one patient with serious injuries. As crews worked to treat the patient authorities determined that Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) would be utilized for transport.

Once alerted, Trooper 4, who was in the middle of assisting State and County Police in a search for three suspects near Kirkwood Highway, quickly diverted to the Claymont scene.

It’s believed that the patient was transported to the hospital with a trauma alert called.

Troopers release a short statement around 3:00 regarding the incident. The statement read “Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash, that occurred at approximately 2:23 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018, which has Harvey Road closed in the area of Madison Avenue, Claymont. A utility pole has been damaged and wires are reportedly down in the roadway. Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.”