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Man Killed in Frederica Crash

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FREDERICA, Del.- Delaware State Police believe alcohol was a factor in an early Thursday crash in Frederica that left one man dead and another injured. 

Troopers said that at around 2:15 a.m., 21-year-old Phillippa M. Vann of Milford was driving a 1996 Buick Regal in the left-hand lane of northbound U.S. Route 113 south of Milford Neck Road in Frederica. According to investigators, it was at this point that Vann lost control of the Regal on the icy roadway and slid in a northeast direction while rotating clockwise. Troopers said the vehicle then crossed the right-hand lane and shoulder of the roadway before exiting the road where it then struck a mailbox and a tree with its passenger side before coming to a rest.
 
Vann, who police say was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The front seat passenger of the Buick, 27-year-old Erik S. Nelson of Magnolia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nelson was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police. 
 
Route 113 was closed for a period of time as the crash was investigated and cleared. Police said alcohol consumption is being considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the DSP Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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