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.
Police ID man, 77, killed in crash involving Del. State Trooper in Dover
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