Troopers Identify Man Killed In Route 1 Crash Wednesday

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday afternoon in Milford that left one man dead.

Officials said on August 30, 2023, at approximately 12:22 p.m., a white 2019 Freightliner Cement Pump Truck was traveling in the right southbound lane on Bay Road approaching Thompsonville Road. A tan/yellow compact Cub Cadet Tractor with a frontend loader and a red bush hog attached to the rear was traveling southbound on Bay Road while straddling the yellow fog line partially in the left southbound lane and partially in the grass median.

For unknown reasons, the tractor veered to the right into the southbound lane in front of the Freightliner and was struck it its right side police said. After the impact, the tractor overturned and tumbled southbound on Bay Road until it broke in half and the operator, identified as 87-year-old Kenneth Moore of Milford, was ejected onto the grass median. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Freightliner, a 45-year-old man from Clayton was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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