Georgetown man dies in Route 9 crash

November 27, 2023

A Georgetown man died Nov. 26 following a single-car crash on Route 9 near Georgetown.

Bernardino Perez-Garcia, 26, was driving a Hyundai Sante Fe at 1:17 a.m. eastbound on Route 9 near Fawn Lane when, police said, the vehicle exited the south edge of the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle then collided with a tree and caught on fire. Perez-Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The roadway was closed for about four hours to investigate the crash and clear the roadway.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sr. Cpl. J. Smith at 302-703-3267, send a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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