(Hockessin, DE 19707) During the early morning hours of today (July 6th), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Old Wilmington Road near the intersection of Brackenville Road, for a report of a fatal motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered that a 2019 Chevy Trax struck a utility pole. The officers were able to determine that the Chevy Trax attempted to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle which ultimately caused it to strike a utility pole.

The Chevy Trax had 6 occupants, who were transported to a local hospital where 5 were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. However, one of the passengers succumbed to their injuries.

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

The investigation is still ongoing however alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Hussong at william.hussong@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.