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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash- Dagsboro


Date Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018

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Dagsboro
– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles that occurred at approximately 2:05 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, on Dagsboro Road north of Fire Tower Road, Dagsboro.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by a 59 year old female of Frankford, was traveling northbound on Dagsboro Road. A 2017 Volvo 12 wheel roll off container hauler operated by a 60 year old Maryland man was traveling southbound on Dagsboro Road. For unknown reason, the Chevrolet Cobalt exited her travel lane and crossed the center line in a leftward direction, directly into the opposing travel lane heading towards the Volvo. The operator of the Volvo swerved right, but was unable to avoid the Cobalt and as a result both right front areas struck each other on the southbound shoulder. After the collision the Cobalt rotated in a clockwise direction before stopping in an unplanted field on the west side of the road facing in a southwesterly direction. The Volvo continued in a southerly direction before exiting the west edge of the roadway and coming to rest in the same unplanted field in close proximity to each other facing in a south westerly direction.

The operator of the Chevrolet Cobalt, who was not properly secured, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Volvo was properly secured and transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Drugs or Alcohol usage is not believed to be a factor for either operator.

Dagsboro Road was closed approximately 4 ½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared as well as due to massive debris cleanup.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Burns of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Released: 060118 2241

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