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Dover Man Dies in New Castle Crash

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NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a Friday morning crash in New Castle that claimed the life of a Dover man.

It happened on Cox Neck Road east of Clarks Corner Road. Troopers said 66-year-old Richard H. Murray was driving eastbound when for an unknown reason, his pickup truck drifted off the south side of the road and struck a signal box and a dirt embankment. The vehicle then became airborne and hit a tree, before landing upside down in a field.

Police said the exact time of the accident is unknown, as the pickup was discovered by a passerby who noticed the lights on it the field.

Troopers said Murray was trapped in his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police. 

The DSP Reconstruction Unit's investigation of the accident is ongoing.

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