DOVER POLICE BEAT: Missing elderly driver drove into river at Pocomoke City and died

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DOVER POLICE BEAT: Missing elderly driver drove into river at Pocomoke City and died

DOVER, DEL. – As the Dover Police worked to spread the news of a lookout for an at-risk elderly driver, police say he drove his van into the Pocomoke River and died.

Eugene Bray died when he drove his van into Pocomoke River.

During the investigation of Wilbert “Eugene” Bray’s whereabouts, the Dover Police Department received information from the Pocomoke City, Maryland Police Department that a van matching the description of Bray’s was seen driving off of a dock by two witnesses shortly after 10:00 PM on December 31, 2018. 

The vehicle was recovered from the Pocomoke River at the Laurel Street boat dock and Bray was pronounced deceased at 4:30 AM at a nearby hospital, according to Master Corporal Mark Hoffman, spokesman for the Dover Police.

Bridgetender’s house on Pocomoke City bridge. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The Dover Police Department had issued a Gold Alert for the missing 86-year-old. Wilber “Eugene” Bray who was last seen on Tuesday, December 31st at approximately 9:00 AM driving a red Chevrolet Ventura van (DE TAG: PC51421) in the area of S. Little Creek Road. 

Bray suffered from a condition that may pose a threat to his well-being if not monitored properly.  Bray’s clothing description is unknown, but he is 5’10” and 140 pounds.

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