Maryland man dies in crash near Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police say wet roadway and unsafe speed factored in a fatal two-vehicle crash Sunday night near Bridgeville in which a Maryland man died.

Joseph A. Marks, 30, of Stevensville, MD, was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Service personnel, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

The crash involving a 2011 BMW operated by Mr. Marks and 2007 Pontiac G-6 driven by an 18-year-old Seaford woman occurred about 11:08 p.m. on Newton Road.

Investigation revealed the BMW operator lost control on moderate curve and the vehicle spun into the other lane into the path of the westbound Pontiac. The front of the Pontiac struck the BMW in the left side.

State police were unable to determine if Mr. Marks was wearing his seatbelt. Impairment is suspected on his behalf, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The operator of the Pontiac was not wearing her seatbelt and impairment does not appear to be a factor on her behalf, Cpl. Jaffe said.  She was transported by EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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