BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating an early Sunday morning single-vehicle crash in Bridgeville that left three men dead.

Delaware State Police said the incident occurred on October 13, 2019, at approximately 1:03 a.m., when a 1998 Mercedes E320 passenger car was traveling southbound on Wesley Church Road, south of Cannon Road (SR 18).

Due to an excessive rate of speed, the operator lost control of the vehicle and allowed it to cross the northbound lane and exit the east edge of the road, where it struck and severed a utility pole.

Troopers said the operator, 23-year-old Austin Moore of Seaford, Del., was not properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said the front seat passenger, 26-year-old Matthew Tull of Seaford, Del., was not properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Troopers said a rear seat passenger and brother of the front seat passenger, 23-year-old Jacob Tull, also of Seaford, Del., was not properly restrained and was ejected in the crash.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.