Updated: State Police Investigating Serious Crash in Lewes
LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police said one person has died in a car accident involving a scooting in Lewes Friday morning.
It happened in the area of Clay Road and Kings Highway shortly before 7 a.m. According to police, a 6-wheel box truck was traveling on Clay Road and approaching the highway when the driver failed to stop completely and entered into the path of a scooter on the highway.
DSP said the operator of the scooter tried to swerve out of the way but wasn't able to. The two vehicles collided.
The operator of the scooter was a 56-year-old man from Lewes. He was taken to Beebe Medical Center, where he died. His name is being withheld as police work to notify his family.
The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man from Delmar, Md., was wearing his seat belt and was not hurt in the incident.
Kings Highway was closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.