Camden-Wyoming man killed in Greenwood crash

GREENWOOD – A 33-year-old man from Camden-Wyoming was killed in a crash on U.S. 13 in Greenwood on Saturday evening, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper.

The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Senior Cpl. Pepper said the crash took place at around 6 p.m. when a 2011 Kia Rio, being driven by a 70-year-old woman from Greenwood, was traveling southbound on U.S. 13 and had stopped in the crossover at the intersection of Woodyard Road, intending to turn left.

A 2003 Ford Explorer, being driven by the Camden-Wyoming man, was traveling northbound on U.S. 13 approaching the Woodyard Road intersection.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the Kia failed to see the Explorer traveling northbound and pulled directly into its path. As a result, the front of the Kia struck the left rear of the Explorer.

After the impact the Kia exited the intersection where it came to rest. The Explorer left the roadway and traveled about 330 feet through the grass median, rolling over multiple times, before coming to rest upside down in the southbound lane of U.S. 13.

The woman was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford with non-life-threatening injuries, where she was treated and released. Impairment on her behalf is not deemed as a contributing factor in the crash.

The man, who was also wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the right-front seat of the Explorer was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Christiana Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 13 were closed for around 4 hours while the crash was investigated.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.

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