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Updated: Driver Dies in Ellendale Area Crash

Posted: 09/29/2017 18:51:00 -04:00 Updated:

ELLENDALE, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 41-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred Friday morning east of Ellendale. 

Police said that shortly after 11 a.m. Friday, Sven Conquest, of Georgetown, was operating a Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Hummingbird Road and entering the intersection at Holly Tree Road. Troopers said that meantime, a 49-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hummingbird Road and approaching the same intersection.

Investigators said that as the two vehicles converged, Conquest lost control of the Chrysler and went off the north side of the roadway before re-entering and swerving directly into the path of the Silverado. Police said the 49-year-old pickup driver attempted to swerve to the right, however the right side front of the Chrysler struck the front center of the truck near the south edge of the roadway. After the impact, both vehicles were forced off the roadway and came to a stop.

Police said Conquest was not properly restrained and was airlifted by DSP Aviation (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted with serious injuries. He died as a result of his injuries on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Troopers said the 49-year-old pickup truck operator, who also was not properly restrained, was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Police said a 55-year-old male passenger in the pickup truck, who was not properly restrained, was also transported by EMS to MMH with non-life-threatening injuries.

The DSP Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident. Police said it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler Pacifica operator. No charges have been filed.

Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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