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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Dover- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred early this morning.
The incident occurred on July 4, 2020, at approximately 3:54 a.m., when a 2004 Saturn Vue SUV was southbound on Bay Road (SR 1) south of Exit 92 approaching the on ramp / merge lane from Exit 92 to (SR 1). For unknown reasons the operator veered off the west edge of the roadway and struck a metal light pole with its front bumper. After impact, the vehicle continued southbound traveling across the on ramp lane and onto the shoulder striking a concrete barrier and flipping on its roof.
The operator of the Saturn, a 24-year-old female from Frederica, DE, was not properly restrained and was ejected. She was transported to the Kent Bayhealth Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
Bay Road (SR 1) was closed for approximately 4 hours while the accident was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe