Update: Police say the teen who died as a result of a high speed crash on Grubb Road has been identified as 17 year-old Nairee English of Wilmington.
WILMINGTON (DE) Original Story: A 17-year-old Wilmington teen is dead Wednesday night after driving on Grubb Road at a high rate of speed, then crashed into a tree just east of Foulk Road., police said.
Police, first responders, including New Castle County Paramedics, and Brandywine Hundred Fire Company were called to the crash scene just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the teen was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima, westbound Grubb Road at a high rate of speed. The teen failed to maintain control of the vehicle and left the roadway, the vehicle then spun out of control until it struck a tree where it came to a final rest.
Police say the teen was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police did not release his name because they are prohibited from releasing names of victims until a notification of next of kin can be made. However, he was identified Friday morning as 17-year-old Nairee English of Wilmington.
Grubb Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.
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The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.
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