UPDATE: Victim Identified; Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Crash Near Woodside


UPDATE 05/30/24-5 p.m. The Delaware State Police have identified 33-year-old Edwin Mejia of Owings Mills, Maryland as the man who died in the crash that occurred Wednesday morning on South Dupont Highway near Woodside. The investigation is ongoing.

A 33-year-old man from Owings Mills, Maryland is dead after a GMC T-Series box truck he was driving crashed into a Freightliner tractor trailer from behind. The crash happened on South Dupont Highway near Woodside at about 2:20 a.m. on May 29th. According to the preliminary investigation, the Freightliner was slowing to make a right turn into a business when the front of the GMC hit the back of the trailer. The unrestrained 33-year-old driver of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. The driver of the Freightliner, a 51-year-old man from Greensboro, North Carolina was not injured. The roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared. Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. 

Additional Information from DSP:

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Master Corporal J. Lane at (302) 698-8457. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.