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*UPDATE* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Rt. 7 – Stanton


Date Posted: Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Stanton – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:01 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 on Stanton-Christiana Rd. (Rt. 7) at the intersection with Old Rt. 7.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2014 Mercedes E350, operated by a 63 year old Bear woman, was traveling northbound on Stanton-Christiana Rd. in the left lane, approaching the intersection with Old Rt. 7. A 2001 Hyundai Elantra, operated by a 23 year old Wilmington man, was traveling southbound on Stanton-Christiana Rd. and attempted to turn left onto Old Rt. 7. The Hyundai turned directly into the path of the Mercedes, with the front of the Mercedes striking the passenger side of the Hyundai. After impact the Hyundai came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection and the Mercedes came to a stop just north of the intersection.

The driver of the Hyundai, who was not properly restrained, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending the notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Mercedes, who was properly restrained, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. Neither excessive speed nor impairment are deemed as contributing factors on her behalf.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen by calling 302-365-8486.

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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