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*Update*-Troopers Investigating Serious Crash on HARBESON Road-Harbeson


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Harbeson- The Delaware State Police Collison Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate a double fatal collision that occurred earlier this morning.

The crash occurred on August 11, 2020, at approximately 6:39 a.m., when a 2007 Mazda 6 was traveling northbound on Harbeson Road south of Rust Road. A 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on Harbeson Road approaching the same location from the opposite direction. For unknown reasons the operator of the Mazda crossed the centerline and entered directly into the path of the Hyundai, resulting in a near head on collision.

The operator of the Mazda, a 46-year-old female from Joppa, MD was not properly restrained.  She was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Hyundai, a 76-year-old male from Spring Grove, PA was properly restrained.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  His name is also being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Harbeson Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash on HARBESON Road-Harbeson

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