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  • Wilmington man dies in Christmas Day crash

  • Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-495 in Claymont early Christmas Day.
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  • Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-495 in Claymont early Christmas Day.
    The accident happened just after 1 a.m. one mile south of the exit for Philadelphia Pike. Jose Rodriguez, 27, of Wilmington was killed when his 2004 Ford Explorer swerved, hit a guardrail and flipped over several times. Rodriguez was thrown from the vehicle and then struck by other vehicles on the road.
    A passenger, Merry L. Ortiz, 28, of Wilmington, was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.
    The Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the crash. I-495 northbound was closed for about four hours while troopers cleared the roadway.

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