(Claymont, DE 19703) Earlier today (Jan 12), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Naaman’s Drive, in the community of Ashbourne Hills, for a report of a single-vehicle, motor vehicle accident.

When the officers arrived, they saw that a 2002 Ford Ranger had struck a tree.  The 71-year-old driver of the vehicle had been pronounced dead at the scene.

The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing however the investigators do believe at this time that the crash was caused by the driver suffering a medical emergency.

Police are asking for anyone that might have witnessed this accident or have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Det. Mike Henderson at Michael.Henderson@newcastlede.gov or by calling our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.  We can also be contacted via Facebook IM.