DOVER, DE. (THECOUNT) — Marlon Jackson, the Delaware State University student involved in a violent Saturday vehicle crash, that also injured several other students, has passed away in the hospital.

Family members say, Jackson, 23, died following the crash. He had been kept alive by a hospital life support system.


The crash occurred on Delaware 1, in Smyrna, Delaware, on Feb. 23 in the late afternoon after Jackson, who was operating a Chevy Impala, exited the roadway and headed into the path of a semi-tractor heading in the opposite direction.

Jackson, who previously served time in the Air Force, was being sent on trips, known as missions at all hours while pledging for Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, according to his family members.

Following the accident, his mother said he fell asleep at the wheel because the fraternity he was pledging, Kappa Alpha Psi, was keeping him up. She said she begged him to get rest hours before the crash, reported Fox29 on Thursday.

His girlfriend also claimed he was being hazed at the time of the deadly crash.

Officials at Delaware State University are investigating the incident.

The vehicle’s front passenger was also critically injured.

The two rear passengers were hospitalized in stable condition after the crash.

Jackson’s heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas were donated to seven people.

Geo quick facts: Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, as of 2010, the population of the town is 10,023 – Wikipedia.