DELAWARE - Delaware State Police are investigating two unrelated fatal single vehicle crashes.
The first happened around 8:30 PM on Tuesday night, on Lynch Road near Bald Branch Road in Millsboro. Police say that Jose Rojas Jr., 31, of Millsboro, was driving is Ford Excursion, southbound coming up to a curve in the road, when he apparently drove off the roadway. An investigation shows that the vehicle came back onto the road, spun clockwise, and left the road again, where it started to roll. Police say that Rojas was ejected from the truck, which eventually stopped on its roof in a nearby field. Rojas was pronounced dead at the scene, he was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. Lynch Road south of Bald Branch Road was closed for three hours while officials investigated and cleared the scene.
The second crash happened early Wednesday, around 12:30 AM, on Upper King Road near Henry Cowgill Road in Woodside. According to the report, 49-year-old Clarence Peterson, of Felton, was driving his Jeep Cherokee, when for unknown reasons he drove off the road, hit three mailboxes, and two utility poles before spinning, and rolling on the drivers side of the SUV. Police say that Peterson was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the SUV and landed on the pavement. He was later pronounced dead at Kent General Hospital. Upper King Road south of Henry Cowgill Road was shut down for three hours for investigation and clean up by Police.
Both of these crashes remain under investigation at this time.