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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Troopers Investigate Fatal Collision Northwest of Georgetown

Georgetown, DE – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a two vehicle crash that killed one person.

The incident occurred around 2:57 p.m. this afternoon, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, as Laurence T. Bell, 66 of Laurel, was operating a 2011 Honda Civic westbound on Bridgeville Road (SR 18) and was negotiating a slight left curve. James W. Adkins, 63 of Harbeson, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Bridgeville Road and was negotiating the same curve when the Honda Civic for unknown reasons crossed into the eastbound lane directly into the path of the Silverado. Both vehicles struck each other’s front left area. Upon impact, both vehicles came to rest in the roadway after impact.

James W. Adkins, the driver of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was improperly restrained and was uninjured.

It is unknown if the operator, Laurence T. Bell was restrained at the time of the crash. He was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Bridgeville Road was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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