Wilmington– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, on southbound I-495 south of Naamans Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.
Hatchell saidt the initial investigation has determined a 2004 Lexus SC430, driven by a 66-year-old male from Wilmington, was traveling southbound I-495 in the left lane at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge support of the overpass for Naamans Road. The vehicle continued to travel out of control and struck a guardrail which caused the vehicle to overturn.
The driver of the Lexus who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle. The driver was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
I-495 southbound was closed for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485.
On September 15, 2020, at 12:19, New Castle County Paramedics, along with emergency crews from Claymont Fire Company, and Delaware State Police Aviation, were alerted to a motor vehicle collision with reports of a subject ejected, according to Paramedic Senior Corporal Ruoy Koontz.
Koontz said the incident occurred on Interstate 495 South Bound at Naamans Road. On arrival, one patient was found that required advanced life support care.
The patient, an elderly male, was found with life-threatening injuries. On-scene, the patient was treated by New Castle County Paramedics for multiple injuries. The patient was later transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Room via Claymont Fire Company ambulance, accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in critical condition during transport.
Delaware State Police is investigating the crash.