UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Bridgeville crash

4/29 UPDATE: Delaware State Police have identified the victim in this crash as 80-year-old John Joyce of Alexandria, VA.

The crash remains under investigation.


BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – Police say a Virginia man has died following a crash involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

At around 1:50 p.m., police say a 2022 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2012 Viking Trailer was traveling westbound on Seashore Highway, approaching the intersection at Scotts Store Road. At the same time, a 2021 Nissan Altima was stopped at the stop sign on southbound Scotts Store Road at the same intersection. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Nissan reportedly failed to remain stopped as the truck approached the intersection and pulled into its path while turning left onto Seashore Highway. The truck tried to brake and swerve to avoid hitting the Nissan but was not able to avoid colliding.

The driver and sole occupant of the truck, a 64-year-old Milford man, was properly restrained and was not injured.

The driver of the Nissan, an 80-year-old Alexandria, VA man, was properly restrained and taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter in critical condition. The man succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

A 77-year-old Alexandria, VA woman was in the passenger seat of the Nissan at the time of the crash. She was taken to an area hospital and admitted with serious injuries.

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