UPDATE: Fatal crash under investigation in Frankford, victim identified
FRANKFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Frankford Thursday morning.
According to police, shortly after 8 a.m., a Mercury Milan was traveling westbound on Daisey Street approaching the intersection with DuPont Boulevard, which is controlled by a posted stop sign. A Ford F-250 was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard approaching the same intersection, where traffic is not required to stop. The driver of the Milan pulled out from the stop sign, directly into the path of the F-250, ultimately colliding.
The driver of the Milan has been identified as 37-year-old Bruce Eckerd Jr. of Frankford. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the F-250, a 31-year-old Delmar man, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A front seat passenger was also taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and was later released.
The crash remains under investigation.