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Police: Truck Hits Utility Pole in Sussex County, 1 Man Dead

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 PRIME HOOK, Del. - Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that happened on Tuesday afternoon just west of Prime Hook Beach in Sussex County that left one man dead.

Police say it happened around 2:00 p.m. on Cods Road just north of Prime Hook Road.

Police say 56-year-old Michael Indellini, of Townsend, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck northbound on Cods Road when he went off the road and continued along the grassy edge of the road before ultimately striking a utility pole. Police say the impact caused the pole to snap in half while the truck continued north, finally coming to rest against the damaged pole.

Troopers say Indellini was pronounced dead at the scene and was turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Troopers say there was no obvious trauma or injury to Indellini from the collision, but a preliminary investigation suggests the crash was caused by a sudden-onset medical condition. They say alcohol, drugs, and speed do not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

Police say Cods Road between Prime Hook Road and 13 Curves Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Delaware Electric Cooperative says at least a dozen customers in the Milford area were without power while crews repaired the broken utility pole.

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