UPDATE: One dies in Route 1 crash near Lewes

October 9, 2017

Story Location:
Dartmouth Drive
Lewes  Delaware  19958
United States

A 40-year-old Lewes man has died following a two-vehicle crash on Route 1 near Lewes Oct. 9.

Thomas C. Frederick was driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra in the left northbound lane of Route 1 about 1:20 p.m., just south of Dartmouth Drive, when the truck crossed the grass median into the southbound lanes of Route 1 and hit a 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan head-on, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Fournier said Frederick was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was taken to Beebe Healthcare where he died. 

The 25-year-old woman driving the Chrysler, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Beebe and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing an investigation. The two left lanes of southbound Route 1 and the far left lane of northbound Route 1, south of Dartmouth Drive, were closed for about 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated.