Frankford man killed in serious crash on Route 113


A serious crash on Route 113 claimed the life of a Frankford man early Thursday morning.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday as a Mercury Milan was traveling westbound on Daisey Street, approaching the intersection of Route 113 northbound, which is controlled by a posted stop sign. 

A Ford F-250 was traveling northbound on Route 113 in the left lane approaching the intersection at Daisey Street prior to the crash when, for unknown reasons, the driver of the Milan pulled out from the stop sign directly into the path of the F-250. 

The front center of the F-250 struck the left side of the Milan in the intersection.

The operator of the Mercury Milan, 37-year-old Bruce E. Eckerd Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the Ford F-250, a 31-year-old Delmar man, was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger was also transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, treated and released.

The intersection at DuPont Boulevard northbound was closed for over two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.