Man Dies in Del. Car Crash

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning south of Wilmington.

By David Chang
|  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:23 PM EDT
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Man Dies in Del. Car Crash

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Police are investigating a Delaware car accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old man.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning south of Wilmington. Police say Lamar Harley was driving a 2003 Acura TL southbound on US 13 in the area of Bacon Avenue. Investigators say scratch marks were located in the road as far north as South Herald Street, indicating that Harley may have been driving without a front left tire for over two miles.

As Harley’s vehicle approached Bacon Avenue, police say it traveled onto the right shoulder where it struck a raised concrete curb. The car then traveled up onto the grass and continued towards the entrance of the Cigarette and Tobacco Outlet, according to investigators. The vehicle then traveled across the entrance and struck another raised concrete curb, vaulting into the air. As the car overturned and rotated in the air, the driver’s side struck a steel support pole for an overhead highway sign and finally came to a stop.

Police say Harley was trapped in the driver’s seat of the vehicle because of the damage. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

US 13 southbound at Bacon Avenue was closed for around three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. Police continue to investigate.
 

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