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Md. driver killed in single-car crash in Del.

Monday - 7/9/2012, 8:55pm  ET

MARYDEL, Del. - Delaware State Police say a driver was killed when a car left the road and hit a tree.

It happened about 10:25 p.m. Sunday on Mahan Corner Road in Marydel. Troopers say 33-year-old Shawn M. Bates of Marydel, Md., was traveling south at a high rate of speed and attempted to negotiate a left curve.

Police say Bates' vehicle left the road, returned, and crossed both lanes of travel before hitting a tree.

Bates was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation.


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