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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Milton- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash that occurred earlier today.
The crash occurred on August 11, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., when a 2010 Chevy Cobalt was traveling westbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway(US 9) and had stopped in the intersection of Harbeson Road (SR 5) for opposing traffic waiting to turn left. A 2014 Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound on US 9 approaching SR 5. For unknown reasons the operator of the Chevy failed to observe the oncoming vehicle and turned left in front of the Toyota. As a result, the front of the Toyota struck the passenger side door of the Chevy within the intersection.
The operator of the Chevy, a 20-year-old female from Willow Street, PA was transported to the Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, a 20-year-old female from New Providence, PA was initially transported to the Beebe Medical Center and later transported to the Christiana Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the Toyota, a 29-year-old male from Laurel, DE was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.
The traffic at US 9 and SR 5 was intermittently closed while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation. Anyone who witnessed or may have information in reference to this collision is asked to please contact Troop 7, Collision Reconstruction Unit, Master Corporal Jay Burns at (302) 703-3266. 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
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