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Home Invasion Suspect Killed in Crash After Fleeing Police

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(Photo: Delaware State Police) (Photo: Delaware State Police)
(Photo: Delaware State Police) (Photo: Delaware State Police)

FRANKFORD, Del.- Authorities say a 26-year-old man suspected in a Dagsboro home invasion died in a crash while fleeing from local police in a stolen SUV on Monday morning.

Delaware State Police said the incident began shortly after 10 a.m. as a stolen 2003 Ford Explorer, being operated by Charles A. Campbell, 26, of Dagsboro, was southbound on US113 south of Frankford at a high rate of speed. Campbell was a suspect in a home invasion that had just occurred in Dagsboro and was being actively pursued by the Frankford and Dagsboro police departments.

Police said that meantime, a 2014 Mack 10-wheel cargo/box truck, operated by Brian J. Black, 42, of Harrington, was traveling northbound US113 in the left lane in the same general vicinity. Troopers said Campbell lost control of the Ford Explorer, which caused it to drive over a concrete island and through the grass median before entering the northbound lanes.

Police said Black attempted to slow but was unable to avoid the Explorer, resulting in a nearly head-on collision in the left lane of US113 northbound. After the impact, the Explorer rotated counterclockwise and overturned multiple times, landing on the roof in the grass median.

The Mack truck rotated counterclockwise and slid sideways, coming to rest across both northbound travel lanes.

Police said Campbell, who was not properly restrained, was ejected and landed in the grass median. He was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., where he was pronounced dead due to multiple traumatic injuries.

Black, who was properly restrained, was uninjured and refused treatment at the scene, investigators said.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. US113 northbound in the area of Cat Mans Road was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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