KENNETT TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 1 in Kennett Township early Thursday morning.

At 1:12 a.m. the Kennett Township Police responded to the 1000 block of East Baltimore Pike for a single vehicle accident. The preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle, traveling westbound on East Baltimore Pike, left the roadway and struck the overpass at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle caught fire upon impact. Longwood Fire Company responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. One occupant was located in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still working to identify the victim and cause of the crash. Anyone who has information about the crash is urged to call the Kennett Township Police at 610-388-2874.

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