Police & Fire

One Killed, One Injured in Crash Near Lincoln

imagesThe Delaware State Police released information on Tuesday, May 20 stating that a crash near Lincoln this afternoon claimed one life and left one person injured.

The crash occurred at 3:13 p.m. The initial investigation indicates a 2002 Pontiac Firebird was traveling north on Cedar Creek Road (Del. 30), approximately three-tenths of a mile south of Johnson Road. While exiting a slight right curve in the roadway, the Pontiac entered the southbound lane, directly into the path of a southbound 2000 International dump truck.

In an apparent attempt to avoid a collision, the driver of the Pontiac veered sharply to the right, reentered the northbound lane, and veered sharply to the left, causing the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction and travel back into the southbound lane. The passenger’s side of the Pontiac was struck by the dump truck. Both vehicles came to rest in a ditch off of the west side of the roadway. Once the vehicles came to rest, the Pontiac became fully engulfed in flames while the driver remained in the vehicle.

The driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been definitively identified. The driver of the dump truck, James Daisey, 65, of Lincoln, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital by ambulance. He was treated for minor injuries and released. He was properly restrained at the time of the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation of this crash. Cedar Creek Road was closed for approximately six hours as troopers investigated and cleared the scene.

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