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Del. Man Killed in Early Morning Crash in Smyrna

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SMYRNA, Del. - A young Delaware man was killed after he crashed his car early Tuesday morning in Smyrna, according to police.

Delaware State Police said the crash happened around 7:20 a.m. on Hillyard Road. Troopers said 18-year-old Justin Fields, of Clayton, was driving westbound on Hillyard Road just west of Brenford Road, when for unknown reasons, Fields failed to negotiate a right curve and went off the road, striking a tree head-on. The car caught fire after impact, troopers said. 

Police said two people who were passing by when the crash happened managed to pull Fields from the car before it became fully engulfed in flames. Fields was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.

Fields was pronounced dead while being transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, according to police.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident. However, police said speed and alcohol are not contributing factors.  

Hillyard Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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