Felton, DE (September 16, 2023) – Police in Felton have now identified the victim of a fatal crash that happened earlier this week. The accident occurred on Wednesday, September 13th around 7:30 a.m.
Police say that a 2016 Volvo truck was pulling a trailer while traveling on Sandtown Road. The Volvo came to a stop sign at the intersection with Burnite Mill Road. At the same time, a 2003 Ford F65 was traveling on Burnite Mill approaching Sandtown. The Volvo turned onto Burnite Mill and into the path of the Ford, causing a collision between the two vehicles. The Ford and Volvo left the road and both vehicles came to rest in a soybean field following the crash.
The driver of the Ford died in the collision. Authorities have now identified the victim as 44-year-old Justin Zacheis of Woodside. The Volvo driver, a 48-year-old Bear mn, was not hurt in the crash. No other individuals were involved.
The road was closed for about 5 hours while authorities investigated. At this time, there is no word on whether any charges will be filed. The accident remains under investigation and there is no additional information available.
We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Justin Zacheis following this fatal traffic accident in Felton.
Fatal Accidents in Delaware
There is nothing more devastating than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a traffic crash in Delaware. This is especially true if your loved one was killed in an accident that was not their fault. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, approximately 150 people are tragically killed in traffic accidents on Delaware’s roadways each year. Many of these victims will lose their lives in collisions that are not their fault.
Speeding, reckless driving, distraction, and impairment are among the most common reasons for serious and fatal collisions in Delaware. Each accident must be closely investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. If your family member was killed by a negligent driver, you could be entitled to bring legal action under Delaware’s wrongful death statute.
Here at Murphy & Landon, we have a team of skilled and dedicated attorneys. We know what needs to be done to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. While this is undoubtedly the most difficult time of your life, we are here to help protect your legal rights and your future. The compensation that you receive can help to offset some of the unexpected expenses that you are now facing.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. While you may feel overwhelmed, we will advise you of your legal rights and fight for the compensation that you need and deserve. When you need a tough and aggressive attorney, you can count on us to deliver results on your behalf. There is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery for you. To speak with a Felton car accident attorney, please contact us using our online intake form or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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