The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-car crash that occurred yesterday evening in Frederica that left one man dead.

On May 3, 2023, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a green 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Jackson Street south of Front Street in the town limits of Frederica. The Mercury reached the southern end of Jackson Street, which is blocked by a row of trees. The Mercury did not slow down as it continued south off Jackson Street, where it struck a set of trees and came to a stop.

The driver of the Grand Marquis, a 40-year-old man from Frederica, Delaware, was not wearing his seat belt. He sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

No other vehicles were involved in this collision. Jackson Street was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.