25-year-old Wilmington man dies in fiery Kennett Pike crash early Friday morning

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The Blazer exited the west edge of the roadway and struck the guardrail before becoming engulfed in flames.

Wilmington (DE) 07/10/20|17:36: Delaware State Police say they are investigating a one vehicle crash that left a 25-year-old Wilmington man dead early Friday morning.

Officials say for unknown reasons just before 6:00 Am this morning, the 25-year-old operator of Wilmington, failed to maintain within the southbound lanes as the vehicle approached the curved portion of the roadway.

Police say the vehicle was southbound on Barley Rd. (DE 141) approaching the overpass for Kennett Pike (DE 52).

“The Blazer exited the west edge of the roadway and struck the guardrail before becoming engulfed in flames.,” said police spokeswoman Heather Pepper., “The operator was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.”

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 1/2 hours while the accident was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the accident should contact Cpl/ J. Baldwin at 302-834-2620.

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.

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