DOVER, Del. (WPVI) --Police have identified a man killed in a crash involving a Delaware State Trooper on Route 1 in Dover.
The deceased has been identified as 77-year-old Daniel J. Gates of Millsboro.
It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes at Exit 98.
Police say a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, operated by Gates, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Route 1.
A 22-year-old trooper, assigned to Troop 3 in Camden, was traveling southbound in a marked 2012 Chevrolet Caprice when the two vehicles collided head-on.
Gates, who police say was not properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The trooper, who police say was properly restrained, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. He was treated and released from Christiana Hospital.
Police say alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.
Route 1 southbound was temporarily closed at Exit 104 for hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. It has since re-opened.
The trooper's identity has not been released.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.