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Man Dies After Car Crashes into Tree in Milton

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MILTON, Del.- A single-car wreck left a man dead early Monday morning in Milton, according to Delaware State Police.

Troopers said the incident occurred at around 12:40 a.m., when a 2017 Chevrolet Impala was traveling eastbound on Chestnut Street at an extremely high rate of speed and approaching the intersection of Church Street within the town limits of Milton. The speed limit in this area is 25 mph. Police said the Impala went off the roadway and struck a large standing tree in the front yard of a home.  The driver of the Impala was ejected from the car prior to the impact with the tree, investigators said.

Police said the driver, a 48-year-old man from Hamburg, N.J., was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Debris from the vehicle struck the occupied home. However, there were no reported injuries to any of the home’s occupants. 

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

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

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