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Early Weekend Crash in Harrington Kills One

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-car collision that occurred yesterday evening in Harrington that left one man dead.

On August 25, 2023, at approximately 6:16 p.m., a black 2007 Chevrolet HHR was traveling westbound on Vernon Road just west of Prospect Church Road. For unknown reasons, the HHR traveled off the north (right) side of the road and continued westbound for a short distance before it struck a small rock wall on the side of a tax ditch. The HHR then rotated and came to rest upright at the bottom of the tax ditch.

The driver of the HHR, 77-year-old Robert Griffith from Denton, Maryland, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

There were no other vehicles involved in this crash. Vernon Road was closed for approximately five hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling 302-703-3266. 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

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