Man ran stop sign

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Monday on northbound DuPont Boulevard (Route 113) at the intersection of Daisey Street (Route 54).

The incident occurred at about 11:10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, as a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, being operated by an 87-year-old Ocean View male, was traveling westbound on Daisey Street, approaching a stop sign at the intersection of northbound DuPont Boulevard. DuPont Boulevard is a throughway at that intersection and cars are not required to stop. At the same time, a 2015 Ford F-350, pulling a Load Trail trailer and being operated by a 44-year-old Easton, Maryland male, was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard, approaching the intersection at Daisey Street. A third vehicle, a 2012 GMC Sierra being operated by a 55-year-old Willards, Maryland male, was also traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard, directly behind the F-350.  

For unknown reasons, the operator of the Trailblazer proceeded into the intersection directly into the path of the F-350 and was struck. The impact sheared the left front door from the Trailblazer, which the GMC Sierra then struck.

The Trailblazer eventually came to rest in a snow bank, while the F-350 became disconnected from the trailer it was pulling. The GMC Sierra was able to came to a controlled stop just north of the scene.

The 87-year-old operator of the Trailblazer was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld at this time, pending notification to next of kin.

A front passenger in the Trailblazer, an 80-year-old Millville female, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

All operators and passengers involved in this crash were properly restrained and impairment does not appear to be a factor. The intersection at northbound DuPont Boulevard and Daisey Street was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.