Troopers Identify Man Killed In Wednesday Afternoon Accident

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on September 14, 2022, in the Millsboro area as Robert Gentile, 85, of Millsboro, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Millsboro area on Wednesday afternoon, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on September 14, 2022, at approximately 4:48 p.m., a red 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stopped at a stop sign on westbound Beaver Dam Road at the intersection with Indian Mission Road. At the same time, a black Ford F-350 work truck was traveling northbound on Indian Mission Road approaching the intersection with Beaver Dam Road. For unknown reasons, the operator of the red F-150 proceeded into the intersection and into the travel path of the Ford F-350 said DeMalto. As a result, the right front of the F-350 struck the left front of the F-150. The F-150 spun in a clockwise direction and came to rest on Indian Mission Road, while the F-350 traveled off the roadway and came to rest in a heavily wooded area.

The operator of the red F-150, an 85-year-old male from Millsboro, Delaware, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The passenger of the red F-150, an 83-year-old female from Millsboro, Delaware, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she was admitted for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the black F-350, a 35-year-old male from Lincoln, Delaware, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

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