Delaware State Police

State Police Respond to Aircraft Incident

Aircraft Incident

Dover – The Delaware State Police were called to an incident this afternoon in which a small aircraft overshot a runway.

The incident occurred around 10:22 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after the pilot of a 1971 Fixed Wing Single-Engine Cessna dialed 9-1-1 to report that the aircraft had overshot the runway at Chandelle Estates Airport located at 114 Kruser Boulevard.  Troopers along with personnel from DelDOT responded to the scene where they located the small aircraft in the middle of Bayside Drive (SR9) between Silver Leaf Lane and White Oak Road.  The pilot and one passenger were uninjured and the plane sustained damage to the prop and front landing gear.

SR9 between Silver Leaf Drive and White Oak Road was closed for approximately an hour and a half while the plane was removed from the roadway.

The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 1310

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run on Kirkwood Highway

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Wilmington (19808) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian early this morning.

The incident occurred around 12:35 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 as a 50-year-old Wilmington female was initially observed walking in the vicinity of the intersection of Kirkwood Highway (SR2) and Farrand Drive.  She was then observed by witnesses crossing from the south side of SR2 towards the north side of the roadway when she stepped into the path of what was described as a dark colored pickup truck.  After the collision, the vehicle continued westbound on SR2 without stopping.

The 50-year-old victim, who was not carrying a light or crossing in a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Kirkwood Highway in the area of Farrand Drive was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Sergeant D. Alexander at 302-365-8484.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0900

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**Update #2 – Arrests Made** Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville

Bridgeville, De – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have made two arrests in the August 24th shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Bridgeville man.

Preston W. Nailor, 35 of Georgetown, and Brooke L. Squatrito, 20 of Bridgeville, were both arrested on Friday, September 29, 2017 after the investigation revealed Squatrito set up a purported drug deal with Tyron Lake for the purpose of helping Nailor rob Lake.  Once Nailor and Lake met alone at the predetermined location, Nailor entered Lake’s passenger seat to conduct the drug deal when gunfire was exchanged between the two, resulting Lake’s death.  Preston Nailor then dialed 9-1-1 to report that he had been shot.

Preston Nailor and Brooke Squatrito were both charged with Murder 1st, Attempted Robbery 1st, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd.  They were both arraigned at JP2 and remanded to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction on $1,182,000.00 cash bond (Nailor) and $652,000.00 cash bond (Squatrito).

Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville – Update

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0805

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State Police Detectives Investigating Shooting

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Wilmington (19802) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred at an area bar.

The incident was reported by medical personnel around 12:00 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after a 42-year-old male drove himself to a Wilmington area hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  The investigation revealed the male victim was in his automobile in the parking lot of Sweet Daddy’s Bar, located at 3806 Governor Printz Boulevard, when he was shot by an unknown subject.  The victim then drove himself to the hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening wound.

No suspect information is available at this time and the investigation into this incident is currently on-going.  Further information will be provided as the investigation progresses.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective S. Rizzo at 302-365-8440.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0730

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**Update** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into a fatal crash northwest of Greenwood.

The incident occurred around 9:18 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017 as a 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Andrewsville Road just east of Greenwood Road.  For unknown reasons, the pickup truck’s right side tires went off the south edge of the roadway causing the rear of the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction before crossing the westbound lane and traveling off the north side of the roadway.  As the truck traveled off the roadway, it struck a mailbox with its right side.  The pickup’s right side tires then gouged into the grass and overturned several times through the front yard of a private residence ejecting two of the three subjects onto the ground.  The Ford pickup came to stop in a corn field facing upright in a northerly direction.  All three occupants were not properly restrained.

A 41-year old Greenwood man was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where he was pronounced dead.  His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A 22-year-old Greenwood woman was transported by EMS to MMH and later transferred to Christiana Medical Center where she is admitted in critical condition.

A 45-year-old Harrington man was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in the case.  The operator of the truck has not been identified at this time.  Andrewville Road at Greenwood Road was closed for approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Click to view original release: **Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0655

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**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Greenwood Crash

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash northwest of Greenwood.

The incident occurred around 9:18 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017 near the intersection of Andrewville Road and Greenwood Road and involves a single vehicle.  Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

Andrewville Road at Greenwood Road is currently closed in the area.  Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

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

Please follow the Real Time Travel Advisories through DelDOT to get updates on the road opening by clicking: http://deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/#trafficBox1

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 2230

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Troopers Investigating Robbery Of A Wilmington Area Convenience Store

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Wilmington (19804) – Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a robbery of a Wilmington area convenience store which resulted in the shooting of a store employee.

The initial investigation has revealed that at approximately 12:48 p.m. an unknown male suspect with a mask covering his face entered the Quick Mart convenience store located at 103 S. Maryland Avenue, Wilmington. The suspect approached the male clerk at the sales counter displayed an unknown make and model handgun and demanded money. A struggle ensued resulting in the clerk sustaining a gun shot wound to his upper extremity. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

The clerk was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

If anyone has information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

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**Update** Serious Crash Investigated East of Ellendale

Ellendale – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash that occurred east of Ellendale.

The incident occurred around 11:06 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017 as a 41-year-old Georgetown male was operating 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Hummingbird Road entering the intersection at Holly Tree Road.  A 49-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hummingbird Road approaching the same intersection.  As the two vehicles converged, for unknown reasons, the 41-year old male lost control of the Chrysler and exited the north side of the roadway before re-entering and swerving directly into the path of the Silverado.  The 49-year-old pickup driver attempted to swerve to the right, however the right side front of the Chrysler struck the front center of the truck near the south edge of the roadway.  After the impact, both vehicles were forced off the roadway and came to a stop.

The 41-year-old male Pacifica operator was not properly restrained and was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted with serious injuries.

The 49-year-old pickup truck operator, was not properly restrained, and was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 55-year-old male passenger in the pickup truck was not properly restrained and was also transported by EMS to MMH with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler Pacifica operator.  No charges have been filed.  Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Click to view original release: **Traffic Advisory** Serious Crash Investigated East of Ellendale

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1800

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

DoverThe following are not wanted.   This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.  If you have information that any of the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

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Released: 092917 1735

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing New Castle Man

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Carl Turner of New Castle who was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017.

Carl is a black male, 46 years of age, 5’09” tall, 260 lbs., black hair, brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Carl to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 6 at 302-633-5000.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1720

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Troopers Arrest Two In New Castle Area Motel Parking Lot Robbery

New Castle (19720) – Delaware State Police have arrested two people and have charged them in connection with a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a New Castle area motel.

The investigation revealed that on Thursday September 28th, 2017 at approximately 3:17 p.m. a 35 year old male was seated in his vehicle which was parked in the lot of the Crown Motel located at 152 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle. As he was seated in the vehicle he was approached at his drivers side window by a white female later identified as Deserie Henry 32, of New Castle. After a few moments a white male later identified as Robert A. Wilson, 25 of Hartly joined Henry at the victims vehicle. Wilson then displayed a black handgun, held it to the victim’s head and demanded property. The victim complied with Wilson’s demand, surrendering his wallet which contained an undisclosed amount of money along with his cell-phone. After obtaining the property both Wilson and Henry fled on foot towards the Airport Plaza Shopping Center. The victim sustained no injuries as a result of the altercation.

A probation officer who happened to be in the area was flagged down by the victim and advised of what had occurred. The probation officer then contacted State Police dispatch and provided information as to Wilson and Henry’s direction of travel and current location. A State Trooper out of Troop 2 responded to the area and was able to take both Wilson and Henry into custody without incident.

A search of the area resulted in the recovery of the victims property along with a black pellet gun which resembled a semi-automatic handgun.

Both Wilson and Henry were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 where they were arrested and charged with one count each of Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd degree.

Robert A. Wilson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and then committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $62,100 secured bail.

Deserie Henry was arraigned at the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas before being committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $27,500 secured bail.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 092917 1657

 

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Greenville (Final Update)

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Greenville – Further investigation revealed that at approximately 7:19 a.m. this morning, Friday September 29th, 2017 a black Audi Q-7 operated by a 57 year old Wilmington man was travelling northbound on Kennett Pike (Rt. 52) north of Hillside Rd. A black Jeep Liberty operated by a 17 year old male from Hockessin was travelling Kennett Pike (Rt. 52) southbound when for an unknown reason the Jeep veered left, crossing the center line striking the Audi head on. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway and no other vehicles were involved.

The 57 year old male was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to Christiana hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. The 17 year old male was treated on scene by EMS before being transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. A 16 year old female passenger in the Jeep was treated on scene by EMS before being transported to Christiana Hospital by Delaware State Police Helicopter Trooper 4, where she was admitted with serious injuries.

All subjects were properly restrained at the time of the crash and drugs or alcohol are not being considered as a factor.

No charges were filed in this crash. There will be no further updates.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Greenville (Update #1)

Original Release: *Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Greenville

Presented by, Public Information Officer Master Corporal Michael Austin 

Released: 092917 1605

Drugs Located After Short Pursuit of Seaford Man

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man for drugs and traffic related charges after a short pursuit that began in Oak Orchard.

The incident began around 10:22 p.m. Thursday September 28, 2017 as a trooper on patrol observed an Oldsmobile Aurora driving erratically on Oak Orchard Road.  The trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop on the car when it turned into a nearby Royal Farms and then fled southbound on Oak Orchard Road.  The car then made a U-turn in the River Mobile Home Park, just off Oak Orchard Road, and then continued northbound on Oak Orchard Road across John J. Williams Highway (SR24) before coming to a stop at the intersection of Mount Joy Road and Townsend Road.  Hashun A. Mitchell, 22 of Seaford, was taken into custody without any further incident.

Just prior to crossing over SR24, Mitchell was observed throwing an object out of his driver’s side window.  This object was later located by troopers and determined to be 1,300 bags (9.1 grams) of heroin.  A search of the Aurora also revealed 1.17 grams of marijuana.

Hashun Mitchell was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, Resisting Arrest, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and numerous other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $38,762.00 cash bond.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1415

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**Traffic Advisory** Serious Crash Investigated East of Ellendale

Ellendale Crash

Ellendale – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash east of Ellendale.

The incident occurred around 11:06 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017 near the intersection of Holly Tree Road and Hummingbird Road and involves a car and a truck.  Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road is currently closed in the area.  Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

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

Please follow the Real Time Travel Advisories through DelDOT to get updates on the road opening by clicking: http://deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/#trafficBox1

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1150

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Troopers Investigating Burglary to North Harrington Shore Stop

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Harrington – The Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning burglary to a gas station north of Harrington.

The incident occurred around 2:40 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017, when an alarm activation was received by the Kent County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) at the Shore Stop located at 16381 South DuPont Highway.  Troopers and Officers from Harrington Police Department responded to the store and observed the glass to a door on the north side had been shattered.  Further investigation revealed the suspect(s) entered the store by using an unknown object to break the window and then removed an ATM machine before fleeing in an unknown direction.

The suspect depicted in the surveillance image appears to be a male wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, a beanie on his head, and a mask covering the lower portion of his face.  No other information is available on a possible second suspect.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or the suspects involved, they are asked to contact Trooper First Class C. Batson at 302-698-8497. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

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Released: 092917 1055

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Greenville

Kennet Pike @ Hillside Rd.

Greenville- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a two vehicle crash which has sent three subjects to the hospital with serious injuries.

The initial investigation has revealed that the crash occurred at approximately 7:19 a.m. this morning, Friday, September 29th, 2017 on Kennett Pike (Rt. 52) approximately 1 mile north of Hillside Rd. A total of two vehicles were involved in the collision with three subjects being transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment. Kennett Pike remains closed at this time and motorists should seek alternate routes of travel.

The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released 092917 0946 hours

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Troopers Investigate Robbery of North Wilmington Country Farms Store

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Wilmington (19802) – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a North Wilmington convenience store.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday September 26, 2017, at the Country Farms located at 3505 Miller Rd. A male suspect entered the business and confronted a male clerk who was standing behind the sales counter. The suspect then displayed an unknown make and model handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The male clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money. Once obtaining the money the suspect fled the business in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as black male 25-27 years of age, approximately 5’11” tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a gray colored hooded sweatshirt, light-colored blue jeans and black shoes. He also had a mask covering a portion of his face.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Det. Harris of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8428. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delawarecrimestoppersweb.com

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 092817 2035

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Wilmington (19803) – Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify the subject in these surveillance photographs who was involved in the burglary of a North Wilmington grocery store.

The incident occurred at the Shop Rite located at 1300 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. The initial investigation indicated that the suspect entered the business and removed merchandise from various locations throughout the store before fleeing the property in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years of age, 6’00” tall with a thin build. The suspect was also described as having a “salt & pepper” colored goatee.

If anyone has information regarding this incident or the identity of the pictured subject they are asked to contact Det. Bridget Harris of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-365-8410. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delawarecrimestoppersweb.com

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Released: 101017  1510

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

 

Pennsylvania Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Weekend Collision

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Wilmington (19809) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues the investigation of a motor vehicle crash which occurred on September 16th and that has claimed the life of a Pennsylvania man.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 5:44 p.m., as a 26-year-old Wilmington male was operating a 2011 Volkswagen GTI and was traveling in a westbound direction on Cauffiel Parkway, attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Philadelphia Pike. As the Volkswagen entered the left hand lane of northbound Philadelphia Pike, its left side was struck by a 2014 Honda Accord, which was being operated by Edwin Jamieson, 70, of Aston, PA. After the impact both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lanes of Philadelphia Pike just north of the intersection with Bellevue Parkway.

Edwin Jamieson, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported by EMS to the Wilmington Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. He was cited by troopers with Failure to Stop at a Red Light. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was  subsequently contacted and advised that Edwin Jamieson succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Sunday, September 24.

A 70-year-old female passenger in Jamieson’s vehicle, who was also properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by paramedics. She was then transported to the Wilmington Hospital where she was treated for her non-life threatening injuries.

The male operator, and sole occupant of the Volkswagen, was also treated at the scene before being transported to the Wilmington Hospital where he was admitted for his non-life threatening injuries. He was also properly restrained at the time of the crash.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1-800-VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Released: 092817 1435

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