UPDATED: Utility Van Overturns after Hit & Run on Route 24 Near Oak Orchard


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UPDATED: 12/11/22 – A Delmar, Maryland man has been arrested after a crash on Route 24 just before 5 on Friday afternoon. Delaware State Police say 53 year old Steven Shores was involved in a hit and run crash in the area of Route 24 and Silicato Drive in Long Neck where he rear-ended a Land Rover that was stopped for traffic. Shores got out of the van and confronted the other driving throwing him onto the roadway and then driving off westbound on Route 24.

A short time later, Shores tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone and struck a utility pole near Gull Point Road. Police arriving at the scene saw that Shores was driving impaired and he was arrested. Debris from the collision with the utility pole and from Shores’s overturned van caused damage to two other vehicles. Shores is charged with 2nd degree assault, DUI and traffic offenses.

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He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $3607 secured bond.


A crash on Route 24 in the area of Gull Point Road near Oak Orchard diverted traffic for several hours Friday evening. Emergency personnel from Indian River were called just before 5pm after a utility van went off the road in a curve, struck a utility pole before overturning in a someone’s front yard. The driver of the van was able to get out. Other passing motorists suffered damage from the debris field. The roadway was closed while the broken utility pole was replaced. Delaware State Police are investigating.