Hummer Crash Leaves One Dead in Hartly Area

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HARTLY, DE – Police are continuing their investigation of a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash that took place early Sunday morning in the Hartly area. Police reported that a black Hummer H2 lost control before slamming into a tree and catching fire.

According to police, on Sunday, at approximately 1:06 a.m., a Black Hummer H2 was traveling westbound on Westville Road approaching Hazlettville Road at a high rate of speed.

“The Hummer failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and exited the north edge of Westville Road. The left front corner of the Hummer then struck a large tree. After impact, the Hummer rotated 180 degrees in a counterclockwise direction until coming to a final rest off the roadway. The Hummer caught fire post impact,” police said. “The operator of the Hummer who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending at this time.”

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported.

Westville Road was closed for approximately 3 ½ hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.