Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Seaford area on Saturday night.
On May 13, 2023, at approximately 9:37 p.m., a 1998 Dodge Dakota operated by Gary Workman Jr., 38, of Laurel, Delaware was traveling southbound in the left lane of Sussex Highway (Route 13) just south of Cannon Road (Route 18). For unknown reasons Workman swerved to the right, began to slide in a southwesterly direction, and rotated in a counterclockwise manner. The Dodge slid across the right lane and then the shoulder of Sussex Highway, before exiting the west edge of the roadway and through a steep ditch. The Dodge continued traveling in a southwesterly direction until the front of the vehicle struck the support of a large sign.
Workman, who was not properly restrained, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The southbound lanes of Sussex Highway were shut down south of Cannon Road for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom