UPDATE: DSP investigating fatal crash in Harbeson

HARBESON, Del. – Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal crash that happened in Harbeson Tuesday morning.

According to police, at around 7:50 a.m., a 2016 Ford Transit work van was traveling eastbound on Route 9, east of Josephs Road. For unknown reasons, the work van crossed the center line into the westbound lane of travel, ultimately colliding with a six-wheel box truck. Police say the box truck rolled onto its right side as a result.

The driver of the Transit van, identified as 50-year-old David Pierson Jr. of Milton, was taken to Beebe Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the box truck sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at Beebe Hospital.

Police say speed and impairment do not appear to be factors for either driver in this incident.

Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or who may have further information to contact Cpl/3 J. Burns of Troop 7 at 302-703-3266.

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