Lewes Man Killed In Head-On With Trash Truck Tuesday

The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Georgetown this morning.

Officials said on February 20, 2024, at approximately 11:58 a.m., a 2016 Chrysler 300 was traveling southbound on Bethesda Road, south of Zoar Road. At the same time, a 2015 Mack LEU-613 garbage truck was traveling northbound on Bethesda Road, slowing to stop.

For reasons under investigation, the Chrysler crossed into the northbound lane into the path of the Mack where the left front of the Chrysler impacted the left front of the Mack.

The driver of the Mack, a 49-year-old man from Ellendale was not injured. The driver of the Chrysler, a 44-year-old man from Lewes was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Bethesda Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.