Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Sunday Morning Near Hartly

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Hartly area early Sunday morning according to Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on September 11, 2022, at approximately 1:06 a.m., a Black Hummer H2 was traveling westbound on Westville Road approaching Hazlettville Road at a high rate of speed. The Hummer failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and exited the north edge of Westville Road, according to Hatchell. The left front corner of the Hummer then struck a large tree. After impact, the Hummer rotated 180 degrees in a counterclockwise direction until coming to a final rest off the roadway where it caught fire.

The operator of the Hummer who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending at this time.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported.

Westville Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

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