Lewes-area crash claims life of Millsboro man

May 10, 2022

A Millsboro man has died from injuries he sustained following a crash May 5 near Lewes.

Edward Mazewski, 74, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Captiva at 1:46 p.m. eastbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway and failed to slow down as it approached traffic, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.

The front bumper of the Captiva struck the rear of a 2014 Subaru Forester operated by a 66-year-old Lewes man, and the impact pushed the front of the Forester into the rear bumper of a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by a 54-year-old from Georgetown, DeMalto said. The collision then caused the front bumper of the Sierra to strike the rear bumper of a 2012 Ford F-150 driven by a 40-year-old from Magnolia. All vehicles came to rest in the middle of the eastbound lane of travel and along the eastbound shoulder of Lewes-Georgetown Highway.

All occupants of the vehicles were properly restrained. The driver and passenger of the GMC Sierra sustained minor injuries but were not transported to the hospital. Mazewski was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. On May 7, DeMalto said, Mazewski succumbed to his injuries and died. 

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Master Cpl. K. Argo at 302-703-3264. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police, or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or

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