Dover, Del. - Delaware State Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle crash which left a person dead and a state trooper injured in Dover, Del.
Preliminary investigation indicates the incident occurred around 5:56 p.m. Thursday.
Police a 77-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo northbound in the southbound lanes of SR1. A 22-year-old trooper assigned to Troop 3 in Camden, was operating a fully marked 2012 Chevrolet Caprice southbound in the left lane of SR1 near Exit 98 when the two vehicles collided head-on, according to State Police.
Authorities say a 77-year-old male, who was not properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. A family dog was also deceased in the vehicle.
The 22-year-old male trooper was properly restrained and was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center where he is currently admitted with non-life-threatening injuries.
The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor. SR1 southbound, which is now re-opened, was closed at Exit 104 for four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.