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Police: Speed and Alcohol May Have Contributed to Crash that Killed a Dover Man

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DOVER Del. - Delaware State Police is investigating a crash Saturday night that claimed the life of a Dover man.

Sergeant Richard Bratz with the Delaware State Police said Sunday that the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday as Edward D. Hudson, 44 of Dover, was operating a 2001 Ford Taurus eastbound on West Denny’s Road west of Kenton Road. Bratz said a 2003 Ford Focus operated by Taylor C. Tucker, 19 of Hartly, was traveling westbound on West Denny’s Road approaching the Ford Taurus, when the Taurus entered a left curve and drove off the south edge of the roadway. Bratz said the Taurus started to spin and then slid broadside into the westbound lane in front of the Ford Focus. Bratz said the Focus struck the Taurus in the right passenger door with its front bumper, and after impact, both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lane.

Hudson, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, Bratz said. The preliminary investigative results revealed that speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in this collision on the part of Hudson.

According to police, Tucker was properly restrained. She was transported from the crash scene by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where she was treated and released with minor injuries.

West Denny’s Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately 3.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared, Bratz said.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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