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Fatal Vehicle Collision on McKee Road 7-23-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-23652

Date/Time:   July 23rd, 2017 at 2:54AM

Location:  McKee Road, near Seskinore Court, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


A 23-year-old Dover man has been charged with Vehicular Homicide (1st degree) following the death of 62-year-old Derik Pecorini of Dover.  Pecorini was operating  a 2002 Honda Accord northbound on McKee Road between the intersections of Scarborough Road and West Denney’s Road.  Marcus Thomas was operating a 2006 Nissan Altima southbound in the northbound lane in the same area.  Thomas’ vehicle collided head-on with the Honda Accord being driven by Derik Pecorini near Seskinore Court.  Pecorini died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision.  Thomas had minor injuries and was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.  Thomas was charged with 1st Degree Vehicular Homicide and additional traffic offenses.  Photo and bond information was not available at the time of release.

Thomas was committed to JTVCC in default of $5,000 secured bond.

Marcus Thomas