Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Friday night in the Newark area.
Officials said on February 3, 2023, at approximately 6:46 p.m., a 2014 Cadillac SRX was traveling eastbound on New Linden Hill Road, approaching the intersection of Chadd Road. At the time, a 2015 Toyota Rav-4 was leaving Polly Drummond Shopping Center, attempting to drive southbound through the intersection to Chadd Road. The Toyota entered the intersection and drove directly into the path of the Cadillac according to police. The front of the Cadillac struck the passenger side of the Toyota.
The 26-year-old male operator of the Cadillac was transported to an area hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.
The 57-year-old operator of the Toyota from Newark was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
There is no impairment suspected at this time police said.
New Linden Hill Road at Chadd Road was closed for approximately 4 hours.