A 27-year-old man from Wilmington died early Tuesday morning after his car veered off the northbound lanes of I-495 and overturned.
The accident happened around 1:15 a.m. on I-495 approximately one mile south of the exit for the Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.
Delaware State Police have identified the victim as Jose Rodriguez. Police say Rodriguez was driving the car when it crashed.
Investigators say his car veered off the road, struck a guardrail and then overturned several times.
Rodriguez, who was not properly restrained, was ejected onto the road and then struck by several vehicles, according to Delaware State Police.
Police say Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger, 28-year-old Merry Ortiz of Wilmington, was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition, police said.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
Temperatures will warm headed into Labor Day. Saturday is the pick day of the holiday weekend with dry conditions and highs in the low 80s.
It turns hot and humid by Sunday with sct. shower and thunderstorm chances increasing N&W anytime after 2/3PM. It should remain dry down the shore all day Saturday and most if not all of Sunday.
Saturday (82/62): Sun/Clouds
Sunday (89/70): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/74): Clouds/Storm
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