16-year-old killed in crash in Millsboro


Millsboro, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Millsboro juvenile.

On August 31, 2021, at approximately 11:55 p.m., a 2005 Infiniti G35 sedan was traveling southbound on DuPont Boulevard (US 113), north of Delaware Avenue. For an unknown reason, the 16-year-old operator from Millsboro lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway while spinning clockwise. It continued traveling southbound before striking several fence posts on the Atlantis Homes property. While still traveling sideways, the left side of the Infiniti hit a curb and began to overturn before going airborne and striking the steel Atlantis Homes signpost with the left rear side before coming to rest.

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Also in the vehicle was a 16-year-old front-seat passenger from Millsboro that was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

A 17-year-old rear seat passenger from Milford was not properly restrained and transported to an area hospital and admitted with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 16-year-old operator was properly restrained and transported to an area hospital with minor injuries and released.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the investigation was completed, and the roadway was cleared.