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Driver Dies from Injuries Sustained in January 25th Crash 2-1-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-2181

Date/Time:  Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 1:16 a.m.

Location: Scarborough Road, north of McKee Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


On Monday, January 25th, officers responded to the area of Scarborough Road, approximately 1,650 feet north of McKee Road for a single vehicle collision at 1:16 a.m.  The driver, Leroy Reed (45) of Dover, was transported to Kent General Hospital in serious but stable condition as the result of injuries sustained in the crash.  The accident investigation showed that Reed was driving north on Scarborough Road, approaching the bridge, when the vehicle entered the northbound shoulder and struck a guard rail.  The vehicle then crossed into the southbound lane of travel, striking a curb, exiting the roadway, and colliding with another guard rail.  Reed was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

On January 31st, 2021, Reed died while hospitalized as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.