Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash-Wilmington

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Wilmington– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier this month on Naamans Road, Wilmington.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:31 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018. Kenneth L. Jeanes, 60 of Wilmington, was operating a 2014 Dodge Ram westbound on Naamans Road west of Clearview Avenue in the left lane. For unknown reasons, a 2016 Toyota Rav4 operated by Philip B. Weymouth, 82 of Montchanin, De. was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Naamans Road in this same area. The front-end of the Toyota Rav 4 struck the front right of the Dodge Ram. After the initial collision the Toyota Rav 4 traveled approximately 10′ in a northeast direction where it came to rest partially in the right lane and right shoulder of Naamans Road westbound facing eastbound. The Dodge Ram spun in a clockwise direction towards the southwest, stopping partially in the left lane of Naamans Road eastbound and on the center grass median.

The occupants of each vehicle were seat belted while trapped within their vehicles. The operators were removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital for their injuries. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Philip Weymouth succumbed to his injuries at the Christiana Hospital.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Impairment and speed are not suspected as being contributing factors in this crash.

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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 021618 2331

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