Glasgow, DE – Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Pulaski Highway (Rt 40) westbound at LaGrange Parkway.
On October 8, 2020, at approximately 4:36 p.m., a 2004 Ford Explorer was stopped in the inside left turn lane of southbound LaGrange Parkway, waiting to turn left onto Pulaski Highway eastbound. A 2010 Saab operated by a 19-year-old male from Newark, DE, was traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway within the right lane of travel. The traffic signal for LaGrange Parkway turned green, and the Explorer proceeded into the intersection. A non-contact vehicle came to a stop in the right thru lane of westbound Pulaski Highway at LaGrange Parkway for a solid red light. The Saab was approaching the stopped vehicle, merged to the right and into the right turn lane for LaGrange Parkway, and proceeded into the intersection, striking the Explorer’s driver side. As a result of the collision, the Explorer and Saab caught fire. The Explorer operator was unable to get out of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Saab operator was able to exit the car and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was admitted for non- life-threatening injuries.
At this time, the identity of the Explorer operator is pending identification.
Pulaski Highway westbound between the area of Peoples Plaza and Pleasant Valley Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Detective J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com