Driver Succumbs After Striking Harrington-Area Home, Tree Friday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Harrington area this morning, according to Sergeant India Sturgis.

Sturgis said on September 16, 2022, at approximately 6:12 a.m., a Ford pickup truck, operated by a 64-year-old male of Delaware, was traveling northbound on Prospect Church Road and had passed the intersection of Hammondtown Road. The vehicle then drifted off the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a private residence, followed by a wooden clothesline post and a tree.

The operator of the vehicle, who was properly restrained, was pronounced deceased at the scene. No alcohol or drug usage is suspected to have been a factor said Sturgis. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

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