Harrington Man Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole, Live Wires Hinder Rescue


Harrington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred last night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 7:01 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018, on Fox Hunters Road, just west of Hemping Road, Harrington. A 2004, Ford F-150 pick-up truck, operated by Jerome L. Hall, 58, of Harrington, was traveling eastbound on Fox Hunters Road, approximately .1 miles west of Hemping Road, when he encountered a sharp curve in the roadway. Hall failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the left side of the roadway into a ditch, before striking a utility pole, according to Austin. After impact with the pole the vehicle rolled over, coming to rest on its left side, while still contacting the pole.

As a result of the utility pole being sheared off, live wires were brought down, causing the scene to be unstable. Hall remained trapped in the vehicle while the scene was rendered safe by the Delaware Electric Co-op. Upon extrication from the vehicle, Hall was pronounced dead by EMS.

Hall was properly restrained at the time of the crash, impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

Fox Hunters Road was closed for approximately 6 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact M/Cpl. J. Lane of the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-698-8457.


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