SUSSEX, Del.- A car crash on Tuesday night took the life of a 46-year-old man from Millsboro after his car veered off the road and crashed amongst the trees in Sussex County, according to Delaware State Police.

The car accident occurred just east of Georgetown at the intersection of Prettyman Road and Lewes Georgetown Highway, minutes before 11 in the evening.

The victim, John J. Maisano, was traveling southbound on Prettyman Road on his 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier on dangerous speed before the accident happened. According to police, Maisano’s vehicle went through the intersection of Prettyman and Road and across both lanes of SR 9 disregarding the stop sign. It was then when Maisano’s vehicle veered off the south edge of SURE 9 and into a heavily wooded portion of the area and crashed into a number of large trees.

The police discovered that Maisano was not wearing any seat belt during the crash. He was left trapped in his vehicle and eventually perished from the injuries he suffered in the crash. The accident area was temporarily closed for over two hours as troopers investigated the incident.

Results of preliminary investigation reveals that Maisano may have been involved in a hit-and-run incident with a number of mailboxes at a different location before the crash had happened. It was not yet known whether alcohol and drugs were contributory factors in the accident, according to investigators.

DSP Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the car crash. Anyone who holds any information with regards to the crash is asked to come forward and contact the Reconstruction Unit at (302) 644-5020, ext 0.

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