Police are investigating a fatal crash that left a man dead and a woman in critical condition after their vehicle veered off a road north of Milton.
Officials say Charles E. Moore Jr. was operating a 1991 Buick LeSabre northbound on Cedar Creek Road at an apparent high speed Friday at approximately 6:10 p.m.
While attempting a left curve, the vehicle exited the right side of the road. Moore overcorrected resulting in the Buick crossing over the southbound lanes and exiting the west side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a utility pole completely severing the rear portion of the car. The front portion began to spin violently, police say, ejecting both Charles Moore and his wife, Ruth A. Moore. Both were properly restrained.
Charles Moore, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ruth Moore, 45, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital but was later flown to Christiana Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into the accident.