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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Crash-Newark


Date Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2020

Newark– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:10 a.m., Monday, December 07, 2020, on Interstate 95 at State Route 1.

The initial investigation has determined a 2007 Ford Fusion, operated by a 34-year-old female from Newark, DE, was traveling northbound I-95 approaching the junction with State Route 1. For reasons unknown, the Ford traveled out of the lanes of travel and into the right shoulder. The front of the Ford struck the rear of a 2105 Hyundai tractor trailer that was stopped on the right shoulder.

The operator of the Ford who was wearing a seatbelt 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 tractor trailer was not injured as a result of the crash.

Interstate 95 northbound was restricted to the left most lane of travel for approximately 4 hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit 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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