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One Killed, 2 Injured, in Crash East of Felton

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FELTON, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating an early Monday morning single-vehicle crash that left a teenage boy dead and two other people injured.
 
Troopers said the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. as Rodolfo Martinez, 21, of Leesburg, Va., was driving a 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on Midstate Road (Route 12), just west of Scrap Tavern Road.

Police said that for an unknown reason, Martinez drove off the south side of the road while entering a slight left curve. Troopers said the pickup hit a mailbox and continued into a wheat field where it flipped numerous times before coming to a stop.
 
Rene Martinez Jr., 15, of Milford, who was not properly restrained, was ejected from the truck and later transported to Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to investigators.
 
Troopers said Rene Martinez-Velazquez, 41, of Frederica, was removed from the scene by State Police Aviation and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was treated for injuries not determined to be life-threatening.
 
Investigators said Rodolfo Martinez, who was properly restrained, was extricated from the truck by EMS crews before being transported to Kent General Hospital.  Troopers say he was later transferred to Christiana Medical Center where he is currently admitted in serious but stable condition.
 
The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident. 

Investigators said alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor in this case. 

Route 12 between Scrap Tavern Road and Chimney Hill Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
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