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Police ID Man Killed in Fiery Crash

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WBOC NewsWatcher photo of Saturday morning's crash scene in Millsboro. WBOC NewsWatcher photo of Saturday morning's crash scene in Millsboro.

MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police on Monday released the name of a man who died over the weekend in a fiery crash east of Millsboro.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Mark L. Smith of Harrington.

Police said that shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Smith was driving a 1988 Mercedes Benz westbound on John J. Williams Highway when he appeared to have lost control on the icy roadway. Investigators said the car crossed the center dividing line of the roadway and was hit by a tractor-trailer hauling Pepsi-Cola products. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and became engulfed in flames.

Investigators said Smith was trapped in his vehicle and unresponsive due to the impact of the crash.

Authorities said the male driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as 55-year-old Kim B. Smith of Salisbury, Md., tried to rescue Mark Smith from the Mercedes and used an onboard fire extinguisher in an attempt to put out the flames. However, Mark Smith remained trapped and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kim Smith was properly restrained and not injured in the crash, according to police. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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