Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Long Neck- The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the driver involved in the fatal crash Wednesday evening as James D. Waltz, 58 of Millsboro.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.
Released: 070716 1925
Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Long Neck
Long Neck- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Long Neck.
The incident occurred around 8:50 p.m., Wednesday July 6, 2016, as Sara G. Lingo, 18 of Millsboro, was operating a 2009 Ford Escape eastbound on Harmons Hill Road approaching the intersection with Indian Mission Road (SR 5), controlled by a stop sign. A 58-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country southbound on Indian Mission Road approaching the intersection at Harmons Hill Road with the right of way. Lingo failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and entered the intersection directly into the path of the Town and Country, resulting in a collision in the southbound lane. After impact, the Ford Escape rotated slightly counterclockwise before coming to stop in the southeast corner of the intersection. The Town and Country also rotated slightly counterclockwise and came to a stop in the middle of the intersection.
The 58-year-old male was not properly restrained and pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
Sara Lingo, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare where she is currently admitted with undetermined injuries.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and charges may be forthcoming. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this case. SR5 was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 070716 0540