Millsboro man, 85, dies in two-car crash on Indian Mission Road

September 15, 2022

A Millsboro man, 85, died Sept. 14 after a two-car crash north of Oak Orchard.

The crash happened at 4:48 p.m. when a 2010 Ford F-150 driven by the Millsboro man was stopped on westbound Beaver Dam Road at the intersection of Indian Mission Road, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.

At the same time, he said, a Ford F-350 work truck was traveling northbound on Indian Mission Road approaching the intersection with Beaver Dam Road when for unknown reasons the F-150 pulled out in front of it. As a result, DeMalto said, the right front of the F-350 struck the left front of the F-150. The F-150 spun in a clockwise direction and came to rest on Indian Mission Road, while the F-350 traveled off the roadway and came to rest in a heavily wooded area, DeMalto said.

The Millsboro man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. A woman passenger, 83, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she was admitted for serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the F-350, a 35-year-old Lincoln man had minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The roadway was closed for about three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this collision to call Cpl. J. Smith at 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or  at

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