New Castle – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred at approximately 1:53 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, on Wrangle Hill Rd. (DE Rt. 72) in the area of School House Rd.
The initial investigation has determined that a 2014 Honda Accord, operated by a 35-year-old Delaware City man, was traveling northbound on Wrangle Hill Rd. approaching the intersection with School House Rd., when for an undetermined reason the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road into a grassy area. The vehicle continued in a northbound direction and then struck a guardrail which caused it to overturn onto its roof. After overturning the vehicle came to rest in a ditch.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was seat belted, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Speed is not considered as a contributing factor in the crash.
Wrangle Hill Rd. was closed between Rt. 13 and River Rd. for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.
New Castle – Just before 2:00 this afternoon rescue crews from the Delaware City and Port Penn Fire Companies along with Delaware State Police and Trooper 4 responded to Wrangle Hill Road for an injury accident.
Upon their arrival to the area of School House Road, crews reported that a vehicle had overturned down an embankment into a ditch. Crews reported that one person was trapped.
Shortly after the initial report Trooper 4 was recalled and the road was ordered closed.
The Delaware State Police issued the following statement shortly after our initial report.
“The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred at approximately 1:53 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, on Wrangle Hill Rd. (DE Rt. 72) in the area of School House Road.
As a result of the crash and ongoing investigation Wrangle Hill Rd. is closed in both directions at School House Rd. Motorists will experience significant delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.
The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.”