Newark- The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving two vehicles that occurred on June 3, 2020 at 3:56 p.m. on Pulaski Highway (US 40) at Pleasant Valley Road, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said the investigation revealed a gray 2009 Ford Escape operated by an 18-year-old female was turning left onto Pleasant Valley Road from eastbound Pulaski Highway (US 40). A silver Mazda 3 operated by a 29-year-old Elkton, Maryland man was traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway (US 40).
The Ford Escape had a green arrow and entered the intersection. The Mazda 3 passed stopped cars on westbound Pulaski Highway, disregarding the red light, entered the intersection and struck the Ford Escape. After the crash, the vehicles came to rest in the intersection with the Ford Escape rolling onto its driver’s side.
The operator of the Ford Escape and two additional occupants, an 18-year-old female from Camden-Wyoming and a 16- year-old female from Middletown were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.
The operator of the Mazda 3 was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries not related to the accident, said Pepper.
Shortly after the accident, a witness took to Facebook Live to show the scene of the accident.
The video, viewed by First State Update, shows good samaritans helping several people in an overturned vehicle. As the video progresses a man involved in the crash, obviously distraught, begins pacing and walking in circles. The man then appeared to stab himself in the neck.
Within seconds, four women left the overturned vehicle and rushed to the man’s side. At one point a woman removed her shirt to apply pressure to the man’s neck.