WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware transportation work crews discovered a pickup truck with the body inside of a Pennsylvania man that authorities later determined had gone down an embankment on a busy highway more than a week earlier, police said.
Transportation workers on Interstate 495 in Wilmington noticed damage to a guardrail along the northbound lanes on Thursday. They later found the Ford truck at least 200 feet (61 meters) off the highway, Delaware State Police Cpl. Jason Hatchell said.
Police later determined the motorist, identified only by authorities so far as a 65-year-old man from Chester, Pennsylvania, had been traveling in the area just before midnight on Feb. 17, The News Journal of Wilmington reported.
Police said for unknown reasons the pickup veered off the driveway, ultmately overturning mutliple times along the embankment.
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