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Updated: Police ID Man Killed in Head-on Crash Near Millsboro

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Photos of Tuesday morning's crash scene near Millsboro. (Photo credit: Patrick C. Miller) Photos of Tuesday morning's crash scene near Millsboro. (Photo credit: Patrick C. Miller)
(Photo credit: Steven C. Deery Jr.) (Photo credit: Steven C. Deery Jr.)

MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police have released the name of a man killed in an early Tuesday morning head-on car crash east of Millsboro.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Andrew S. Thompson of Lewes, Del. 

Troopers said that shortly before 1 a.m., Thompson was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and traveling in a westbound direction on SR 24 (John J. Williams Highway), just west of CR 298 (Legion Road), at an apparent high rate of speed. Police said that is when the driver lost control of the car, which crossed the center line of the roadway and entered the eastbound lane. Police said the front of the Grand Prix then struck the front of a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 driven by 29-year-old Mark A. Bradford of Millsboro, and which was traveling in an eastbound direction on SR 24.

Investigators said Thompson was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. He was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said that during the investigation they determined the Pontiac had recently been stolen from Sunny's Auto Sales located at 25924 John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro.

Police said Bradford, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was trapped in his vehicle which became engulfed in flames. He was freed, however, with the assistance of several witnesses. Bradford was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare where he is being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges are expected, police said. 

John J. Williams Highway between Oak and Legion roads was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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