Just In: Troopers Investigating Fatal Rollover That Closed Seashore Highway

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

Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 3, 2020, at approximately 7:40 p.m., when a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Seashore Highway (SR 404) just west of Polk Road. For unknown reasons, the operator exited the south edge of the roadway and struck a mailbox. After impact, the truck continued to travel along a ditch bank where it struck a culvert pipe causing the truck to overturn.

The operator of the truck, a 34-year-old male from Greenwood was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Seashore Highway in the area of Polk Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Breaking Report

Bridgeville – Just before 7:45 Monday evening rescue crews withe the Bridgeville Fire Company, Sussex County Medics and Trooper 2 were dispatched to the 6000 block of Seashore Highway for a rollover crash with entrapment.

Arriving crews reported heavy entrapment and ordered a rapid extrication due to the severity of the injuries.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that Trooper 2 was recalled.

Seashore Highway is currently closed and is expected to be closed for an extended period of time.

This is a developing story.