*UPDATE* Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash New Castle

by Submitted News

New Castle – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred at approximately 1:53 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 on Wrangle Hill Rd. (DE Rt. 72) in the area of School House Rd.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2014 Honda Accord, operated by a 35 year old Delaware City man, was traveling northbound on Wrangle Hill Rd. approaching the intersection with School House Rd., when for an undetermined reason the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road into a grassy area. The vehicle continued in a northbound direction and then struck a guardrail which caused it to overturn onto its roof. After overturning the vehicle came to rest in a ditch.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was seat belted, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Speed is not considered as a contributing factor in the crash, impairment is undetermined at this time.

Wrangle Hill Rd. was closed between Rt. 13 and River Rd. for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

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