Fatal crash in Camden remains under investigation

CAMDEN — A fatal vehicle crash on Willow Grove Road over the weekend remained under investigation, Delaware State Police said late Monday.

A 23-year-old Clayton man died from injuries sustained in the single-vehicle incident Sunday at approximately 12:17 a.m., Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. He was initially admitted to an area hospital in critical condition but succumbed to injuries Sunday night, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a 1998 black Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Willow Grove Road, west of Steeles Ridge Road, approaching a moderate left curve. The Accord failed to negotiate the curve, traveled off the south edge of the roadway and struck a tree with its left front fender and wheel, police said.

The vehicle struck a second tree before rolling over several times, police said. The vehicle came to rest right side up in a private driveway south of the roadway’s south edge, police said.

Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the investigation was completed and the area was cleared.

DSP asked anyone with information on the incident to call Detective J. Lane with the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 698-8457. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visiting delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.