Ocean View man, 87, dies in US 113 crash in Frankford

FRANKFORD –Delaware State Police report an 87-year-old Ocean View man died late Monday morning in a multi-vehicle crash on US 113 in Frankford.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m., state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Investigation revealed a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by the 87-year-old Ocean View man was westbound on Daisey Street approaching U.S. 1113 and a posted stop sign.

The Trailblazer proceeded into the intersection of US 113 where it was struck in the left side by a 2015 Ford F-350 pulling a Load Trail trailer operated by a 44-year-old Easton man, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The impact sheared the left front door from the Trailblazer, which was struck by a GMC Sierra operated by a 55-year-old male Willards, MD man. The Sierra was also traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard, directly behind the F-350, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The Trailblazer operator was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His name is being with pending notification to next of kin.

A front passenger in the Trailblazer, an 80-year-old Millville woman was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

All operators and passengers involved in this crash were properly restrained and impairment does not appear to be a factor, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The intersection at northbound DuPont Boulevard and Daisey Street was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident.

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