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Driver from Sussex County killed in ‘extremely high’ speed crash in Delaware

MILTON, DE – A Sussex County man died in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in Delaware, according to Delaware State Police.

The crash happened at around 12:40 a.m. on Chestnut St near Church St in Milton, state police said.

A 2017 Chevrolet Impala, driven by a 48-year-old man from Hamburg, NJ, was traveling eastbound on Chestnut Street at an extremely high rate of speed approaching the intersection of Church Street, state police said.

The vehicle exited the roadway and struck a large standing tree in the front yard of a residence.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle prior to the impact with the tree, state police siad.

Debris from the vehicle struck the occupied residence and there were no injuries to any occupants in the residence, state police said.

The man’s name was not released pending the notification of next of kin.

Chestnut Street was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The speed limit in this area is 25 mph.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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