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UPDATE: Georgetown man dies from injuries in Sept. 29 Ellendale crash

September 29, 2017

Story Location:
Hummingbird Road
Ellendale  Delaware
United States

A Georgetown man has died after a crash Sept. 29 east of Ellendale.

The crash happened at 11:06 a.m. when a 41-year-old Georgetown male was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Hummingbird Road entering the intersection at Holly Tree Road, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.  A 49-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hummingbird Road approaching the same intersection.  As the two vehicles converged, for unknown reasons, the 41-year-old male lost control of the Chrysler and exited the north side of the roadway before re-entering and swerving directly into the path of the Silverado, Fournier said. The 49-year-old tried to swerve to the right; however, the right side front of the Chrysler struck the front center of the truck near the south edge of the roadway, Fournier said. After the impact, he said, both vehicles were forced off the roadway and came to a stop.

Sven Conquest, 41, was not properly restrained and was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center where he died Sept. 30.

The 49-year-old man was not properly restrained, and was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with nonlife-threatening injuries.

A 55-year-old male passenger in the pickup truck was not properly restrained and was also transported by EMS to MMH with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident. Fournier said it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler Pacifica operator. No charges have been filed. Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road was closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Editor’s note: The time of the crash was changed

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