Dagsboro man dies after high-speed crash

A Dagsboro man, 26, died following a crash July 14 on Route 113 near Frankford. SOURCE DELAWARE STATE POLICE
July 14, 2014

A 26-year-old Dagsboro man died July 14 after police say he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle before crashing near Frankford.

Charles Campbell was a suspect in a home invasion in Dagsboro when Frankford and Dagsboro police spotted him driving a stolen 2003 Ford Explorer at 10 a.m. southbound on Route 113, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Police pursued Campbell at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the Explorer, drove over a concrete island and into the northbound lanes of Route 113, Fournier said.

Brian J. Black, 42, of Harrington was driving a 2014 Mack 10-wheel cargo, box truck in the northbound lane and he was unable to avoid the Explorer, Fournier said.

The vehicles crashed head-on; the Explorer overturned several times coming to rest on its roof in the grass median. The truck rotated counterclockwise and slid sideways before stopping across both northbound lanes, Fournier said.

Campbell was not wearing a seatbelt; he was ejected and landed on the grass median. He was taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where he was pronounced dead from multiple traumatic injuries, Fournier said.

Black was properly restrained. He was uninjured, Fournier said.

Route 113 was closed for about four hours during the investigation.

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