On January 13, 1950, Corporal LeRoy L. Lekites, 35, was killed instantly just north of Selbyville, Delaware as he assisted a second trooper who was investigating an accident.
Corporal Lekites was struck as he attempted to flag down a vehicle which was approaching "at a very high rate of speed."
Corporal Lekites, a six year veteran, was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the hospital.|
Funeral services for Corporal LeKites were held at the Salem Methodist church in Selbyville on January 17, 1950. Burial took place at the Roxanna Cemetery. Corporal LeKites was survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, Wilson and LeRoy Jr., and his parents.