Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Friday, April 29, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle that occurred Thursday morning in the Seaford area.

April 28and8:22 p.m. At approximately 9:20 a.m., a 2014 Peterbilt tractor truck towing a 2017 Western trailer was traveling northbound on Ross Station Road as it approached the Herring Run Road intersection. A 2013 Nissan Frontier was stopped at the stop sign on Westbound Herring Run Road at this intersection. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Frontier failed to pull over as the Peterbilt approached the intersection. The Nissan pulled into the path of the semi-trailer truck as it entered the intersection. The driver of the Peterbilt attempted to steer left to avoid colliding with the Nissan, but was unable to get the left front of the Peterbilt to strike the left front of the Frontier.

The operator and sole occupant of the Peterbilt, a 32-year-old man from Preston, MD, was properly restrained and transported to an area hospital by ambulance, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Frontier, a 79-year-old man from Greenwood, was properly restrained and first transported to an area hospital by ambulance. He was then airlifted to another hospital, where he remained in critical condition. Unfortunately, on Friday April 29and, 2022, the driver succumbed to his injuries. Identification is pending next of kin notification.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this accident. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Sergeant N. DeMalto at 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to Delaware State Police or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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