Milton- The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the driver who was killed in a crash that occurred on July 29, 2019, on Chestnut Street in the town limits of Milton, as 48-year-old George D. Berkowitz of Hamburg, NJ.
Milton-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred earlier this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the incident occurred on July 29, 2019, at approximately 12:40 a.m., when a 2017 Chevrolet Impala was traveling eastbound on Chestnut Street at an extremely high rate of speed approaching the intersection of Church Street within the town limits of Milton. The speed limit in this area is 25 MPH. The Impala exited the roadway and struck a large standing tree in the front yard of a residence. The driver of the Impala was ejected from the vehicle prior to the impact with the tree.
The driver, a 48-year-old male from Hamburg, NewJersey was not properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
Debris from the vehicle struck an occupied residence, however, there were no injuries to any occupants.
Chestnut Street was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.