Troopers Identify Teen That Died After Crashing Into Tree Wednesday

Dover- The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the driver who died in a crash on October 23, 2019, on Brenford Road (RT42), Dover, as 19-year-old Deshawn L. Price Jr. of Clayton, DE.

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Dover-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred earlier today, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:59 a.m., when a 2006 Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound on Brenford Road (RT42) approaching Mt. Friendship Road (RT15). For unknown reasons the operator failed to negotiate a slight curve in the roadway and traveled off the west edge of Brenford Road, according to Jaffe. After exiting the roadway the Sentra struck a standing tree.

The operator of the Sentra, a 19-year-old Clayton man, was properly restrained, however, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.