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Updated: Driver Killed in SR24 Crash East of Laurel

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LAUREL, Del.– Delaware State Police say one person is dead following a high speed crash that happened Tuesday night on SR24 (Laurel Road) east of Laurel.

Troopers said the crash occurred shortly after 8 p.m. as a 2005 Cadillac CTS was traveling westbound on Route 24 just west of Christ Church Road at a high rate of speed approaching a moderate left curve. Police said the male driver, whose identity is unknown at this time, failed to negotiate the curve and crossed the eastbound lane before exiting the south side of the road. Investigators said the car then struck a drainage ditch and began to flip and roll, at which point, the unbelted driver was ejected and landed on the south edge of the road.  The Cadillac came to an uncontrolled stop just south of the south edge of the road in an upright position, according to police. They said the male driver, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident. 

SR24 was closed at Christ Church Road for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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