Update: Crash East of Laurel Leaves 1 Dead



The driver who died in a crash on Laurel Road late Friday night has been identified.
Delaware State Police say 72-year-old James Watson of Millsboro was in a car that was hit by a tractor-trailer head-on.
The truck crossed the center line of the roadway.
According to State Police, Watson died at the scene of the crash.
The truck driver, a 60-year-old Bridgeville man, was not injured.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is still investigating the cause of the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 302-703-3267 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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A crash that shut down Route 24 or Laurel Road east of Laurel overnight has left one person dead. Delaware State Police say just after 11pm, a tractor trailer driven by a 60 year old Bridgeville man was westbound on Laurel Road in the area of Hitch Pond Road when for an unknown reason crossed the center line – and collided with a Nissan Sentra driven by a 72 year old Millsboro man. Police say the driver of the Nissan was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was properly restrained and not injured. The investigation is continuing.