Delaware State Police

**Update** State Police Investigating Fatal Crash-Hartly

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Hartly– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred earlier this afternoon.

The incident occurred around 2:51 p.m., Thursday September 29, 2016 as Michael H. Wallace, 52 of Marydel, Delaware, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on Halltown Road (SR8) just east of Crystal Road.  Wallace was attempting to negotiate a left curve when he lost control of the pick up truck and traveled off the south side of the roadway.  The pickup first struck a mailbox while rotating in a counter-clockwise manner and then striking a tree on the driver’s side door before coming to an abrupt stop.

Michael Wallace, who was not properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this case.  SR8 was closed between Crystal Road and Brittney Lane for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 092616 2020

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**Original Release**

**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Fatal Crash-Hartly

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Hartly– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle on Halltown Road (SR8) east of Crystal Road that occurred around 2:51 p.m. this afternoon. One person has died as a result of this crash.

SR8 is closed between Crystal Road and Brittney Lane. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 092616 1600

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