Due to high speed, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and exited the roadway into the grass where it overturned several times and struck an embankment while continuing to overturn.
GEORGETOWN (DE)|ORIGINAL: Two men are dead after being involved in a single vehicle crash Tuesday night in Georgetown.
Delaware State Police say they are continuing their investigation but said just before 11:00 Pm Tuesday, a 2010 Dodge Challenger was traveling eastbound on Hardscrabble Road at an extremely high rate of speed approaching a moderate left curve in the area of Shiloh Church Road at the time of the crash.
“Due to high speed, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and exited the roadway into the grass where it overturned several times and struck an embankment while continuing to overturn.,” said police spokeswoman Melissa Jaffe. “Both the operator and passenger were extensively trapped in the vehicle.”
Jaffe said, the operator, a 26-year-old male from Millsboro, DE was properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene. First responders also located a 40-year-old man from of Easton, MD. Jaffe said he was also properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene.
UPDATED ON 07/23/20|10:09: Police have identified the victims in this crash as the driver, 26-year-old Carlos Santos-Lopez of Millsboro, DE, and passenger, 30-year-old Mynor O. Rodriguez, of Millsboro, DE.
Both names were originally withheld pending pending the notifications of next of kin.
Hardscrabble Road in the area of Shiloh Church Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
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