The car ran off Route 1 and hit a tree, state police said.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 1 in the area of Truitt Road, near Milton.

Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffee has identified the driver as 66-year-old Robert C. Campbell of Harrington.

The crash was reported at about 5:17 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at when a passing driver noticed a vehicle off the roadway and in a field.

So far, police know Campbell’s 2001 Volvo station wagon was traveling toward the north and passed the intersection with Truitt Road. It then ran off the road, hit a signpost, and collided with a tree standing in an open field. The car came to rest a short distance from the tree, Jaffe said.

Campbell, who was the only person in the car, was not wearing a seatbelt, she added.

It is not yet known if Campbell was driving impaired, Jaffe said.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Cpl. Mitchell at Troop 7 by calling 302-644-5020.