Dover Man Killed in Fiery Car Crash Near Cheswold - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dover Man Killed in Fiery Car Crash Near Cheswold

Posted: Updated:
Delaware State Police say a Dover man was killed Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a home on Pearson's Corner Road. (Photo: WBOC) Delaware State Police say a Dover man was killed Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a home on Pearson's Corner Road. (Photo: WBOC)
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)
CHESWOLD, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a fiery single-vehicle crash near Cheswold that took the life of a Dover man early Wednesday morning.

Troopers said that at around 2:30 a.m., 54-year-old Wilson E. Seeney was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Pearson's Corner Road just north of Dinah's Corner Road at a high rate of speed. Police said Seeney reached a curve, but was going too fast so his right-side tires went off the roadway causing the vehicle to begin to spin. 

Troopers said the truck then crossed both lanes and drove off the east side of the roadway and struck a group of mailboxes and a telephone pole before crashing into a house on Pearson's Corner Road.

Police said the vehicle then caught fire, trapping Seeney inside and also catching a portion of the home. Cheswold Fire Company responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.

Wilson Seeney, the sole occupant of the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said two adults, who were inside the home at the time of the crash and subsequent fire, were not injured.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident.  Pearson's Corner Road, between Dinah's Corner and Blue Heron roads, was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. 
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Low-Income Seniors Can Get Free Fresh Food Via State Program

    Low-Income Seniors Can Get Free Fresh Food Via State Program

    Jun 22, 2018 7:24 AM2018-06-22 11:24:00 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-22 11:24:17 GMT
    (Photo: Thinkstock)(Photo: Thinkstock)
    (Photo: Thinkstock)(Photo: Thinkstock)
    Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program.More
    Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program.More
  • State Police Investigate Two Truck Crash in Laurel

    State Police Close Road After Two Truck Crash in Laurel

    Jun 21, 2018 6:19 PM2018-06-21 22:19:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:56:38 GMT
    Delaware State Police said officers were on the scene of a crash involving two trucks Thursday afternoon.More
    Delaware State Police said officers were on the scene of a crash involving two trucks Thursday afternoon.More
  • Worcester County Fair Postponed

    Worcester County State Fair Postponed

    Jun 21, 2018 7:23 PM2018-06-21 23:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:02:46 GMT
    Summer has officially started but Delmarva is still feeling the impact from this month's wet and soggy weather. 

    The Worcester County Fair was postponed because of wet grounds.
    More
    Summer has officially started but Delmarva is still feeling the impact from this month's wet and soggy weather. 

    The Worcester County Fair was postponed because of wet grounds. 
    More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New Details Emerge Over Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles

    New Details Emerge Over Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles

    Jun 21, 2018 10:38 PM2018-06-22 02:38:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:38:11 GMT
    Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)
    Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)
    FEDERALSBURG, Md. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says at least six bald eagles were poisoned with an illegal pesticide. In total, thirteen were found dead on a Caroline County farm back in February 2016. It is illegal to kill bald eagles in the U.S.More
    FEDERALSBURG, Md. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says at least six bald eagles were poisoned with an illegal pesticide. In total, thirteen were found dead on a Caroline County farm back in February 2016. It is illegal to kill bald eagles in the U.S.More
  • State Police Investigate Two Truck Crash in Laurel

    State Police Close Road After Two Truck Crash in Laurel

    Jun 21, 2018 6:19 PM2018-06-21 22:19:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:56:38 GMT
    Delaware State Police said officers were on the scene of a crash involving two trucks Thursday afternoon.More
    Delaware State Police said officers were on the scene of a crash involving two trucks Thursday afternoon.More
  • Fruitland Man Arrested During Narcotics Investigation

    Fruitland Man Arrested During Narcotics Investigation

    Jun 21, 2018 1:04 PM2018-06-21 17:04:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:26:12 GMT
    Over the course of the last several months, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, conducted a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics throughout the county.More
    Over the course of the last several months, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, conducted a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics throughout the county.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices