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Two Killed in Del. Crash

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LITTLE CREEK, Del.- Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek.

Troopers said that shortly after 7 p.m., 26-year-old Benjamin W. Hibbler was operating a 2001 Chevrolet flatbed tow truck (AA Towing & Rollback Service Inc.) northbound on Bayside Drive (SR9) north of North Little Creek Road. Police said that as the vehicle entered a left curve, its right side tires traveled off the east edge of the roadway and due to its apparent high rate of speed, the truck began to rotate and cross both lanes of travel while spinning in a counter-clockwise motion. The truck then went off the west side of the roadway and struck a large metal telephone pole with the passenger side door and came to a stop, investigators said.
 
Hibbler, who police said was not properly restrained, was transported to Kent General Hospital where he later died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries.
 
Troopers said a passenger, 23-year-old Michael J. Shahan, also was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The DSP State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. However, police said speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in the crash.

SR9 between North Little Creek and White Oak roads was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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