20-Year-Old Man Killed In Head-On Collision With Cement Truck

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Friday morning on Atlanta Road east of Sandhill Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali.

Ali said on Friday, December 17, 2021, at approximately 7:24 a.m., a 2021 Toyota Corolla operated by a 20-year-old Federalsburg, Maryland man was traveling eastbound on Atlanta Road in Bridgeville, negotiating a slight right curve. At this time, a 2021 fully loaded cement Mack Granite truck operated by a 53-year-old Bridgeville man was traveling westbound. Due to unknown circumstances, the Toyota failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the westbound lane directly into the path of the cement truck. The cement truck attempted to avoid the collision by braking, however, the front of the Toyota struck the front of the Mack truck in a head-on collision. The cement truck pushed the Toyota a short distance backward in a westerly direction before coming to a rest. Immediately after the collision both the Toyota and the cement truck became engulfed in flames.

The 20-year-old male, who was properly restrained, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The 53-year-old operator of the cement truck was uninjured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 6 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.


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