Millsboro- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious single-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred late last night.
On January 27, 2021, at approximately 9:14 p.m., a 2017 Kia Sportage was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard, south of East Piney Grove Road. The Sportage failed to remain within the travel lanes, and the right tires exited the east edge of the roadway, causing the vehicle to exit the northbound lane of travel and enter into the center grass median. Once in the grass median, it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the southbound lanes of travel. It continued traveling counter-clockwise and overturned multiple times across the southbound lanes of travel before it exited the west edge of the roadway and came to rest on its right side.
The 26-year-old male operator of Georgetown, DE, was transported to an area hospital by helicopter in critical condition. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The southbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard were shutdown at East Piney Grove Road for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.
Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl/1 Ryan Albert with Delaware State Police Troop 4 by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 012821 1455