A deadly fiery crash closed a busy Delaware road into the Monday morning rush.
A Mazda MZ3 crashed off U.S. Route 202 (Concord Pike) northbound near Rocky Run Parkway in Talleyville, New Castle County, through a fence and into a tree around 3:30 a.m. before bursting into flames on the side of the road, Delaware State Police and the Delaware Department of Transportation said.
Passersby tried to free the 19-year-old driver but couldn't due to the fire, police said. Medics pronounced the Pennsylvania teenager dead at the scene near Widener University School of Law and the Concord Mall.
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DelDOT warned the road was closed at Silverside Road. One lane did appear to get by in the turning lane around 7 a.m. but DelDOT suggested drivers seek alternate routes through the end of the morning rush.
The road, however, was reopened just before 8 a.m.
The crash remained under investigation Monday. Police said it drugs and alcohol didn't appear to be factors in the crash.