Two killed in a single-car crash in Dover

DOVER – A single-car crash at around 5 this morning resulted in the death of both the vehicle’s occupants, according to Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

A 2005 Toyota Prius, occupied by a 22-year-old male who was driving, and a 28-year-old male passenger, was traveling northbound on North DuPont Highway, approaching Leipsic Road.

Master Cpl. Hoffman said the car traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Both occupants were declared dead at the scene.

The accident caused the closure of both northbound and southbound lanes until around 10 a.m. Power was also lost in the area for several hours. The Dover Fire Department, Delaware Department of Transportation and city of Dover Electric assisted on scene.

Alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The names and further details are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

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