Updated on 12/04/19 at 08:17 Am: Victim identified in Fatal Stanton crash
Jaiwon J. Pollard, 23, of Wilmington has been identified as the victim who was killed in Monday’s motor vehicle crash on Stanton-Christiana Rd. at the intersection of old Rte 7
Updated on 12/02/19 at 4:30 Pm:
23 Year old Wilmington man dies in crash that closed Rte 7 for several hours
STANTON (DE): Police say the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating this morning’s fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m., on Stanton-Christiana Rd. (Rt. 7) at the intersection with Old Rt. 7.
Police say that a 2014 Mercedes E350, operated by a 63 year old Bear woman, was traveling northbound on Stanton-Christiana Rd. in the left lane, approaching the intersection with Old Rt. 7. at the same time, a 2001 Hyundai Elantra, operated by a 23 year old Wilmington man, was traveling southbound on Stanton-Christiana Rd. and attempted to turn left onto Old Rt. 7.
According to police spokesman, Michael Austin, “the Hyundai turned directly into the path of the Mercedes, with the front of the Mercedes striking the passenger side of the Hyundai. After impact the Hyundai came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection and the Mercedes came to a stop just north of the intersection.”
Austin said that the driver of the Hyundai was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still trying to determine if he had any impairment.
Luckily, the driver of the Mercedes was properly restrained and was transported to the Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. Police do not believe that excessive speed nor impairment are contributing factors on her behalf.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen by calling 302-365-8486.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police are investigating a serious crash that has closed down Route 7 in both directions.
STANTON (DE): Delaware State Police say the crash occurred around 6:00 Am. Monday morning at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 7.
Police advises motorists to find alternate routes as the road will not be opened any time soon.