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*Update #1- Victim Injury Status* Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal ATV Accident- Lewes


Date Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

LewesThe Delaware State Police is providing the following updated information in regards to the fatal ATV crash that occurred last evening.

A 16-year-old female of Delaware was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

A 16-year-old female of Delaware was transported by helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries. She is in stable condition. 

A 15-year-old female of Delaware was transported by helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries. She is in stable condition.

A 16-year-old female of Delaware was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. She was treated and released.

A 17-year-old female of Delaware was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. She was treated and released.

Preliminary reports provided at the time of dispatch stated a deer was involved in the collision. The investigation has determined there were no deer or animals involved in this collision. 

Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal ATV Accident- Lewes

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl/1 Andrew Mitchell by calling 302-644-5020. 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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