A Georgetown man died following a crash July 23 near Ellendale.
The crash happened at 10:05 p.m. when a 2007 Honda Accord driven by a 28-year-old Georgetown man was traveling northbound on N. Dupont Boulevard in the right lane about a half-mile south of Beach Highway at a high rate of speed, and the driver made an aggressive lane change from the right lane to the left to avoid striking a vehicle ahead of him, said Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell of the Delaware State Police. The driver lost control of the car, and it rotated clockwise off the east edge of the roadway and struck the right side of a 2016 Ford Explorer that was unoccupied and disabled on a private drive east of N. Dupont Boulevard, Hatchell said.
The Accord driver was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. A front-seat passenger, 19, was not restrained, Hatchell said, and he was airlifted to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted with serious injuries. A rear-seat passenger, Dolman Ubaldo Jimenez-Perez, 33, of Georgetown, also was not restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. The roadway was closed for about four hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed it to contact Sr. Cpl. Albert at 302-703-3266. 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 delawarecrimestoppers.com.