A 20-year-old Felton man is in critical condition after his vehicle struck a tree Friday morning.

A 20-year-old Felton man is in critical condition after his vehicle struck a tree Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 1:26 a.m., March 28 as Jacob A. Witherspoon was operating a 1988 Honda Accord in the southbound lane of Sportsman Road just north of Hills Market Road, west of Felton, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

As Witherspoon entered into a right curve in the road, the Accord drove off the east side and struck a tree with the left front corner of the car.

Witherspoon, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene by State Police Helicopter and flown to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital before being transferred to Christiana Medical Center, where he is currently listed in critical condition, Fournier said.

 Sportsman Road was closed for approximately two hours as the Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated and cleared the crash. Speed may have been a contributing factor in this incident, Fournier said.