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DSP Investigating deadly trio of accidents this weekend

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Delaware State Police are investigating a series of deadly accidents in Sussex and Kent Counties over the weekend.

Seaford, DE FRIDAY (10/01) – at approximately 10:46 a.m., a 2020 GMC Acadia operated by a 56-year-old Seaford woman was traveling eastbound on Stein Highway in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Front Street. A 31-year-old Seaford man, Zachary L. Gosciejew, was riding a bicycle eastbound along the westbound shoulder of Stein Highway, approaching the same intersection. As the Acadia crossed through the intersection and began turning left onto Front Street, the bicyclist continued straight through the intersection and collided with the left front of the vehicle. After the collision, the Acadia came to a controlled stop within the northbound travel lane of Front Street next to the cyclist.

Gosciejew suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the vehicle was not injured during the collision.


Milford, DE SATURDAY (10/02) – at approximately 11:32 a.m., a 2015 Chrysler 200 operated by a 53-year-old Milford man was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway, approaching the SR 1 Business off-ramp within the Milford town limits. For unknown reasons, the operator failed to maintain control, and the vehicle swerved to the right and exited the east edge of the roadway. After leaving the road, it overran a barbed wire fence before the front center impacted a tree. After impact, the vehicle came to rest beside the tree and became fully engulfed in flames.

The 53-year-old operator suffered fatal injuries during the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.


Harrington, DE SUNDAY (10/03) – at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 2008 Ford Ranger operated by a 34-year-old Dover woman was traveling southbound on Whiteleysburg Road north of Brownsville Road, approaching a right curve. The operator started to lose control of the Ranger as the right-side tires traveled off the west edge of the roadway. The truck traveled back onto the roadway, crossed over into the northbound lane, and overturned as it traveled off the east edge of the roadway before coming to rest.

The 34-year-old operator was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.


All three deadly accidents remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Anyone with witness information regarding the accidents is asked to contact their local State Police barracks, or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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