The single-vehicle wreck happened on Route 1 near Route 72 early Sunday morning

A Smyrna man died after a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning near Newark.

Peter V. Bonsignore, 25, was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital after suffering serious injuries in the crash, according to Delaware State Police.

The preliminary investigation determined the wreck occurred at about 3:58 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10.

Bonsignore was driving a 2008 Mercedes E350 north in the southbound lanes of Route 1 near Route 72, police said. The car drifted into the grass median and continued north until it struck a cement wall where Route 1 crosses over Route 273.

The car rebounded a short distance off of the wall and came to a stop in the median, then caught fire. The blaze was extinguished by rescue personnel.

Police said Bonsignore wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

The left lane of southbound Route 1 was closed for about one hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation.