Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Bridgeville

Bridgeville

Bridgeville-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier today on Redden Road west of Chaplains Chapel Road.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:14 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 as a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado operated by an 82-year-old man of Bridgeville was traveling eastbound on Redden Road (CR 40), approximately .8 miles west of Chaplains Chapel Road (CR 42), negotiating a moderate right curve. A 2008 Kia Sedona minivan operated by a 66-year-old man of Georgetown, was traveling westbound in the same general vicinity. Possibly due to torrential rainfall, the Chevrolet crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane directly into the path of the Kia. The left front of the Chevrolet struck the left front of the Kia, nearly head-on. After the impact, both vehicles rotated counterclockwise, coming to rest within 10 feet of the area of impact.

The 82-year-old operator of the Chevrolet, identified as Ernest B. McBroom was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  McBroom was not properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf.

The 66-year-old operator of the Kia was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.  He was properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf.

A 12-year-old passenger in the Kia who was properly restrained, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

A 9-year-old passenger in the Kia who was properly restrained in a booster seat, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she sustained no apparent injuries and was treated and released.

Redden Road west of Chaplains Chapel Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 021118 2032

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