Driver dies in single vehicle crash

MILFORD — A 54-year-old Greenwood man died in a single vehicle crash Wednesday morning, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said the incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a 2016 Kia Forte was traveling eastbound on Shawnee Road (Del. 36) approaching the intersection of DuPont Boulevard (U.S. 113). While traveling eastbound, the Kia driver failed to maintain his lane and exited the roadway, police said. Shortly after exiting the roadway, the Kia re-entered Shawnee Road and continued traveling eastbound for a distance before exiting the roadway a second time where its front end collided with a utility pole.

Police said the driver was alone at the time and not wearing his seatbelt. He was transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Shawnee Road was closed between Calhoun Road and DuPont Boulevard for approximately four hours during the investigation and replacement of the utility pole.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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