Troopers Update Saturday’s Fatal Route 1 Crash In Bear

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred Saturday evening on Route 1, according to  Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling southbound on the Route 1 on-ramp from Route 72.   The Corvette was traveling down the ramp and for unknown reasons lost control, exited off the right side of the roadway, began to rotate clockwise,  traveled down an embankment, and struck a tree on the driver’s side door. At the time of the collision, there was a steady rain, added Hatchell. 

The 68-year-old male operator and sole occupant of the Corvette was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Route 1 on-ramp from Route 72 was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

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