Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
Dover- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Dover Thursday evening.
The incident occurred around 6:36 p.m., Thursday August 25, 2016, as a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu operated by a 59 year old female of Dover was traveling east bound on Scarborough Road east of McKee Road, Dover. A 1999 Buick LeSabre operated by Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia was traveling west bound on Scarborough Road approaching McKee Road. An unknown Vehicle, possibly a white Kia passenger car was travelling east bound on Scarborough Road in front of the Chevrolet Malibu. The Kia pulled over to the right shoulder and the Malibu was behind the Kia. The Kia then made a U-turn in front of the LeSabre and continued west bound. The Malibu swerved to the right onto the shoulder and lost control and started to rotate in a counter clockwise direction as it crossed over into the west bound lane into the path of the LeSabre. As a result the front of the LeSabre struck the driver’s side door of the Malibu for impact in the west bound lane. After impact, the Malibu rotated counter clockwise 180 degrees and came to rest in the center of the roadway, west of the collision. The LeSabre travelled north of the area of impact and came to rest on the west bound shoulder facing in a westerly direction.
The operator of the Malibu was properly restrained. She was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.
Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia, was properly restrained and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Scarborough Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
If anyone has witnessed this incident or has any information they are asked to call Master Corporal J. Lane at 302-697-4454 ext. 8457. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
Released: 082616 0921