Florida man killed in crash near Seaford

SEAFORD – A 51-year-old Florida man died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon near Seaford, Delaware State Police report.

The fatal crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Wesley Church Road and Cannon Road. It involved a 1997 Nissan Sentra and a 2017 Ford Escape, according to state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

Investigation revealed the Sentra, operated by a 31-year-old Seaford woman, was traveling south on Wesley Church and the Escape, driven by a 72-year-old Bridgeville man, was eastbound on Cannon Road approaching the intersection at Wesley Church Road, which has a flashing red beacon and multiple sets of rumble strips that precede the stop bar/stop sign.

State police said the Sentra failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection with Cannon Road, which is a throughway. The Escape struck the Sentra in the passenger side. The impact caused the Sentra to overturn, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The right front passenger in the Sentra, the 51-year-old man from Florida, was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The driver of the Sentra was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The driver of the Escape was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later transferred and admitted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

All three occupants were wearing seat-belts, state police said.

DSP’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation. Alcohol and drugs are not contributing factors in this case, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Anyone has information about this incident is asked to contact the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3269.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.