Milford man dies after going off road, vehicle goes up in flames

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MILFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday morning in Milford.

Police say around 11:32 a.m. a 53-year-old Milford man was driving his 2015 Chrysler northbound on Coastal Highway, approaching the State Route 1 business off-ramp. For unknown reasons, the driver swerved to the right and went off the road, running over a barbed-wire fence, and crashing into a tree. After the vehicle came to a stop, it went up in flames.

Police say the driver died as a result of his injuries at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin. The right lane of Coastal Highway was closed for about three hours while the scene was cleared. The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Nicholas DeMalto at 302-644-5020.

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