Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Hartly area early Sunday morning.
On September 11, 2022, at approximately 1:06 a.m., a Black Hummer H2 was traveling westbound on Westville Road approaching Hazlettville Road at a high rate of speed. The Hummer failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and exited the north edge of Westville Road. The left front corner of the Hummer then struck a large tree. After impact, the Hummer rotated 180 degrees in a counterclockwise direction until coming to a final rest off the roadway. The Hummer caught fire post impact.
The operator of the Hummer who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending at this time.
No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported.
Westville Road was closed for approximately 3 ½ hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal Booth by calling 302-698-8451. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom