DSP investigating fatal crash in Camden

CAMDEN, Del. – Delaware State Police say an investigation is underway following a four car crash that claimed the life of one in Camden Monday evening.

Police say that shortly before 6 p.m., a Chevy Express Van was traveling southbound on S. DuPont Highway approaching Thomas Harmon Drive. At the same time, a GMC Sierra was stopped/slowing in heavy traffic, which had backed up from the Thomas Harmon Drive light. A Mazda CX9 was stopped/slowing directly in front of the Sierra, which a Ford Fusion was stopped/slowing in front of the Mazda.

The driver of the Chevy van did not see the traffic stopped in front of him and hit the rear of the Sierra, causing a chain reaction with the Sierra hitting the rear of the Mazda, and the Mazda hitting the rear of the Ford.

The driver of the Chevy van, a 53-year-old Harrington man, was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Sierra, identified as 35-year-old Marcus Smith of Dover, was properly restrained but was pronounced dead at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. A 26-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Mazda, a 51-year-old Magnolia woman, and a 23-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford, a 37-year-old Dover woman, and her 39-year-old female passenger also suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Delaware State Police.

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