Milton, DE – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Lewes man.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2o2o, at approximately 2:47 p.m., a 2018 Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on Cedar Creek Road north of Reynolds Pond Road. A 2017 Ford Escape was traveling southbound on Cedar Creek Road north of Reynolds Pond Road. The Nissan failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway and began to rotate counter clockwise before crossing over the double yellow centerline and into the southbound travel lane. The center portion of the Ford struck the right, center portion of the Nissan. After impact, the Nissan was forced off the west edge of the roadway and struck a tree before rebounding off the tree where it came to rest just west of the roadway. The Ford came to an uncontrolled stop in the southbound travel lane.
The operator of the Nissan was a 76-year-old male of Lewes was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The occupants of the Ford were the operator, a 54-year-old female of Lewes and a male passenger of Lewes. They were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective W. Booth with the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .