Delaware State Police

**Update** State Police Investigating Fatal Crash West of Pearsons Corner

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 

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

The incident occurred around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday December 27, 2016 as Elmer C. Jeronimo-Gonzalez, 29 of Marydel, Maryland, was operating a 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck westbound on Halltown Road (SR8) approaching Brittany Lane.  For unknown reasons, the truck drove off the north edge of the roadway and struck a tree with its front bumper.

Elmer Jeronimo-Gonzalez, who was not properly restrained, was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he died a short time later.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this case.  SR8 between Hartly Road (SR44) and Brittney Lane was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 122716 1655

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**Original Release**

**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash West of Pearsons Corner

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 

Hartly – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a single vehicle crash on Halltown Road (SR8) between Brittney Lane and Crouse Lane that occurred around 3:40 a.m. this morning.  One person has been transported to an area hospital from the scene in serious condition.

SR8 between Hartly Road (SR44) and Brittney Lane is closed.  Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 122716 0620

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