An elderly man was killed after his vehicle struck a tree in Claymont.  

New Castle County Police were called to the 3600 block of Naamans Drive in the Ashbourne Hills community for reports of a single-vehicle crash Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Upon arrival, officers said they found a 2002 Ford Ranger had careened into a tree. The 71-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators believe he made have suffered some kind of medical episode while behind the wheel.  

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.