Dover man dies in four-vehicle crash

CAMDEN – A 35-year-old Dover man died in a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on U.S. 13 early Monday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Marcus Smith was driving a 2003 GMC Sierra southbound when a 2013 Chevy Express Van rear ended his vehicle approaching Thomas Harmon Drive at approximately 5:51 p.m., authorities said. The Sierra then struck a 2015 Mazda CX9, which was pushed into the back of a 2006 Ford Fusion, according to police.

Police described the traffic as heavy at the time, with vehicles slowing and stopped at the time of first impact.

Mr. Smith was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, where he was pronounced dead. A 26-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries. Police said both were wearing seatbelts.

A 53-year-old Harrington man was driving the Chevy Express Van, police said, The Mazda was operated by a 51-year-old Magnolia female and the Ford by a 37-year-old Dover female. All drivers and two passengers were wearing seatbelts and sustained minor injuries, according to authorities.

U.S. 13 southbound in the area of Thomas Harmon Drive was closed for five hours as the crash was investigated and cleared, Cpl. Jaffe said.
DSP said its Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the crash.

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