Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Harrington

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

Harrington, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that has claimed the life of a Maryland man which occurred last night west of Harrington.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 8:01 p.m. last night, Thursday October 13, 2016, as Ronald W. Geaman Jr., 43 of Henderson, Maryland was operating a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro on Burrsville Road northbound north of Parker Road, west of Harrington. As the Camaro traveled northbound on Burrsville Road and approached a right curve south of Parker’s Road, the vehicle lost control traveling off the west edge of the roadway. The Camaro started to rotate clockwise and reentered the roadway where he traveled off the east edge of the roadway striking a utility pole with its left front bumper.  The vehicle then rotated clockwise striking a mailbox and a fence with its rear.  The vehicle continued to rotate clockwise striking a tree with its left front bumper and came to rest facing in an easterly direction.

Ronald W. Geaman Jr., who was wearing his seatbelt, was transported from the scene by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Kent General Hospital in Dover where he died a short time later. The preliminary investigative results revealed that speed was a contributing factor in this collision.

Burrsville Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 101416 0311

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