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Two Killed in Fatal Crash on Sunday Morning 11-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-35873

Date/Time:  Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at approximately 5:00AM

Location:  N. DuPont Highway at Leipsic Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a single car collision that resulted in the death of both occupants.  At approximately 5:00AM, a 2005 Toyota Prius was traveling northbound on N. DuPont Highway, approaching Leipsic Road.  The vehicle was occupied by a 22-year-old male driver and a 28-year-old male passenger.  The vehicle travelled off the east side of the roadway striking a utility pole.  Both occupants were declared deceased on scene as a result of their injuries.

The accident caused the closure of both Northbound and southbound lanes until approximately 10:00AM.  Power was also lost in the area for several hours.  The Dover Fire Department, Delaware Department of Transportation, and City of Dover Electric assisted on scene.

Alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash.  The names and further details are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.