Delaware State Police are investigating a pair of fatal crashes this weekend in Sussex County.
On Saturday, June 10th at approximately 11:50 p.m., a 2009 Chevrolet HHR, operated by a 27-year-old male from Laurel, DE, was traveling eastbound on Shiloh Church Road negotiating a slight left curve east of Johnson Road. The operator failed to maintain control of the vehicle and it exited the south edge of the roadway. The vehicle entered a drainage ditch and overturned several times. As the vehicle overturned, the operator was ejected. The vehicle came to a rest upside down in the drainage ditch.
The 27-year-old male operator of the Chevrolet who was not properly restrained, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
Shiloh Church Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.
On Sunday, June 11th at approximately 1:33 a.m., a 2014 Ford Mustang, operated by a 26-year-old male from Georgetown, DE, was traveling westbound on Harmons Hill Road approaching a slight left curve east of Hollyville Road. The operator failed to maintain control of the vehicle and it exited the south edge of the roadway while rotating counterclockwise. The right rear of the Ford then struck a large metal utility pole. As a result of this impact, the vehicle rotated violently in a clockwise direction and came to rest just south of the utility pole.
The 26-year-old male operator of the Ford was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Later that day, the operator/victim succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital and was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
The male front-seat passenger in the Ford was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Harmons Hill Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate both collisions. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please send a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom
Written by: Editor