Henry Schaal Car Accident: 91-year-old identified as victim in fatal Thursday crash in the Wilmington area.
The Delaware State Police have identified the man who died in a fatal motor vehicle crash on May 31, 2023, in the Wilmington area as Henry Schaal, 91, of Wilmington, Delaware.
According to police, on May 31, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a 2002 International attenuator truck was traveling southbound on Kennett Pike south of Buck Road in the left lane of travel. At the time, a 2006 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Kennett Pike, north of Briars Lane approaching the intersection of Buck Rd. For unknown reasons, the Ford crossed over the median and entered into the left southbound lane of Kennett Pike and had a head-on collision with the International attenuator truck.
The 91-year-old male operator of the Ford from Wilmington, DE who was properly restrained was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The 57-year-old male operator of the International truck was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal/2 K. Koonhow by calling 302-464-3347. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.