The Delaware State Police have identified the man who died in a fatal motor vehicle crash on May 31, 2023, in the Wilmington area as Henry Schaal, 91, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred late yesterday morning in the Wilmington area.
Officials said on May 31, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a 2002 International attenuator truck was traveling southbound on Kennett Pike south of Buck Road in the left lane of travel. At the time, a 2006 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Kennett Pike, north of Briars Lane approaching the intersection of Buck Road. For unknown reasons, the Ford crossed over the median and entered into the left southbound lane of Kennett Pike and had a head-on collision with the International attenuator truck police said.
The 91-year-old male operator of the Ford from Wilmington who was properly restrained was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
The 57-year-old male operator of the International truck was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Southbound Kennett Pike was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.