State Police Asking for Witnesses Following Fatal Crash at Concord Pond

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash at a boat ramp near Seaford that left a man dead last night.

On Monday March 18, 2024, at approximately 5:29 p.m., a Nissan Frontier pick-up truck was backing down the Concord Pond boat ramp, preparing to load a canoe. For reasons still under investigation, the driver lost control of the truck causing it to travel backwards into the water, becoming submerged with him inside. Rescue crews were able the remove the driver from the truck and begin lifesaving efforts.

The driver of the Nissan, a 72-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland, was taken to an area hospital, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal J. Smith by calling (302) 703-3267. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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