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Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries in Coastal Highway Crash – South Bethany

Date Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2019

South Bethany – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a crash that has turned fatal involving a bicyclist.

The incident occurred on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at approximately 10:16 p.m., when a 2005 Toyota Sienna, operated by a 50-year-old Red Lion, PA man, was travelling southbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane, approaching Evergreen Road. A bicycle, operated by a 27-year-old Annapolis, MD woman was travelling westbound across the median of Coastal Highway and proceeded into the southbound lanes, directly into the path of the Toyota.

The cyclist, identified as 27-year-old Kelly M. Scruggs was initially transported to the Beebe Hospital before being transferred to the Christian Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on July 6, 2019. 

The crash continues to remain under investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sgt. A. Mendez of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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

Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 070819 1156


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