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UPDATE: Police identify Townsend man who died in crash near Port Penn

Amanda Parrish
Middletown Transcript

MIDDLETOWN -- Delaware State Police identified Jacob F. Baker III, 59, of Townsend as the man who died in the crash near Port Penn Aug. 19 after his car struck a tree.

At about 8:09 p.m., he was traveling south on Saint Augustine Beach Road, just south of Sixth Street. He failed to control the car around a curve, drove across the solid double yellow line into the northbound lane and off the edge of the road.

A fatal crash occurred near Port Penn Aug. 19, killing one man.

The car struck a tree on the east side of the road. Baker was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Saint Augustine Beach Road was closed for about four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at  302-834-2620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or submit a tip online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline, 1-800-VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit director at debra.reed@state.de.us.