Delaware State Police

**Update-Child Dies From Injuries** Troopers Investigate Serious Crash – Camden

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Camden, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash which killed a 5-year-old child.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 8:02 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 as Mark T. Long was operating a 2002 Lexus RX300 northbound on Oak Point School Road approaching Jebb Road west of Camden. Long failed to negotiate a moderate left curve and his vehicle started to rotate in counter clockwise direction. As the Lexus rotated, its right side tires dug into the roadway causing it to rollover ejecting both the operator, Mark T. Long, and his five year old son. The Lexus left the west side of the roadway and landed on its roof facing in a south direction in a private yard.

Mark T. Long, 53 of Camden, was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where he is admitted in critical condition.

His 5-year-old son, Matthew J. Long, was air lifted by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition until he died on Friday September 23, 2016 as a result of his injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident.  It is believed both the operator and his passenger were not properly restrained and speed may have been a contributing factor in this collision. Oak Point School Road in the area of the crash was shut down for approximately three hours while it was investigated and cleared.  No charges have been filed at this time.

Released: 093016 0645

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**Original Release**

Troopers Investigate Serious Crash – Camden

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

 

Camden, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash which occurred last night west of Camden.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 8:02 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 as Mark T. Long was operating a 2002 Lexus RX300 northbound on Oak Point School Road approaching Jebb Road west of Camden. Long failed to negotiate a moderate left curve and his vehicle started to rotate in counter clockwise direction. As the Lexus rotated, its right side tires dug into the roadway causing it to rollover ejecting both the operator, Mark T. Long and his five year old son. The Lexus left the west side of the roadway and landed on its roof facing in a south direction in a private yard.

Mark T. Long, 53 of Camden, was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where he is admitted in critical condition. His passenger was air lifted by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital where he is admitted in critical condition. It is believed both the operator and his passenger were not properly restrained. Speed is a factor in this collision.

Oak Point School Road in the area of the crash was shut down for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this crash.

Released: 091816 0851

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