Lewes man dies in crash north of Milton

November 12, 2020

A Lewes man died Nov. 11 following a crash north of Milton.

The crash happened at 2:47 p.m. when a Lewes man, 76, was driving a 2018 Nissan Sentra northbound on Cedar Creek Road, north of Reynolds Pond Road, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and began to rotate counter clockwise before crossing over the double yellow centerline and into the southbound travel lane, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police. At the same time, she said, a 2017 Ford Escape was driving in the southbound lane, and the two cars struck each other. After impact, Pepper said, the Nissan was forced off the west edge of the roadway, striking a tree before rebounding off it and coming to rest just west of the roadway. The Ford came to an uncontrolled stop in the southbound travel lane, Pepper said.

The 76-year-old Lewes man was pronounced deceased at the scene; identification is pending notification to next of kin, Pepper said. The occupants of the Ford, a 54-year-old woman driver and a male passenger, both of Lewes, were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, Pepper said.

The roadway was closed for about three hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective W. Booth with the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 or at


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