Delaware

One dead, two injured after Selbyville crash; Investigation ongoing

SELBYVILLE, Del. - Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that happened in September, after troopers say a 73-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained during the Selbyville crash.

Delaware State Police say on September 29, around 11:10 AM, 73-year-old Philip Lockwood, of Selbyville, was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Lighthouse Road (SR54), approaching Hudson Road, which did not have a stop sign or traffic signal, in Selbyville. Troopers report that a 63-year-old Barrington, New Jersey man was driving a 2011 Kia Soul southbound on Hudson Road approaching a stop sign at the intersection with SR54. According to the report, for undetermined reasons, the Kia did not stop at the stop sign and entered into the path of the Jeep, which struck the Kia on the right front side, in the intersection. Authorities say after the impact, the Jeep rotated in a clockwise manner and exited the southeast corner of the intersection, where it came to a stop after striking a utility pole with the left back side of the vehicle. The Kia apparently continued in a southeasterly direction and came to a stop in the grass, just south of the shoulder of SR54.

Law enforcement reports that both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Lockwood was apparently taken from the scene to Beebe Healthcare where he was admitted with injuries. According to DSP, the 73-year-old died on Sunday from injuries he sustained during the crash.

The 63-year-old driver was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with undetermined injuries. A 62-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Kia, was airlifted to Christina Medical Center with undetermined injuries.

Troopers say the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate this incident. Investigators report that alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in this case.  No charges have been filed at this time.


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