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.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.