Victim identified in deadly Hockessin crash

HOCKESSIN, Del. (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police have identified the man killed early Sunday morning in a crash in Hockessin.

Juan Manuel Martinez-Castaneda, 19, from Kennett Square, Pa., died in the crash on Route 41 (Newport Gap Pike) north of Graves Road.

It happened at 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police say Martinez-Castaneda lost control of the SUV he was driving, sideswiped a second car and struck a tree.

Firefighters worked for over 30 minutes to free him from the wreckage.

Martinez-Castaneda he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people in the second vehicle were taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Philip Dzielak at Delaware State Police Troop 2 in Glasgow at 302-365-8483.
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