Delaware State Police investigate a fatal collision after a vehicle was discovered in a wooded area off Lancaster Pike Wednesday.
Officials said on September 8, 2021, at approximately 7:58 a.m., an excavating crew working near the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Hercules Road, discovered an occupied wrecked 2016 Mercedes CLA in the wooded area. The workers notified 911 and troopers responded to the scene. The investigation determined at an unknown date and time, the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lancaster Pike. After it cleared the intersection with Hercules Road, it entered into a gradual curve to the right in the roadway. The operator failed to negotiate the curve and traveled across the eastbound lane of travel, south edge of the roadway, and entered into a heavily wooded area. The Mercedes eventually struck a creek embankment and overturned onto the driver’s side.
The operator of the vehicle was located deceased with the vehicle and has not been identified at this time. The body has been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for a forensic analysis to be completed.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was being conducted.