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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- Wilmington


Date Posted: Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Friday morning on westbound Kirkwood Highway (SR2) at Delaware Park Boulevard.

On May 14, 2021, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a black BMW was traveling westbound on Kirkwood Highway approaching the intersection of Delaware Park Boulevard. A white Buick was attempting to exit the parking lot of Speedway Gas Station, located at 5801 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. The exit for the gas station is a right turn only onto westbound Kirkwood Highway. For unknown reasons, the 87-year-old female operator of Newark, DE, attempted to travel south across the westbound lanes of Kirkwood Highway and drove into the path of the BMW that was being operated by a 43-year-old female of New Castle, DE that was entering the intersection. As a result, the front of the BMW collided with the left side of the Buick within the intersection of Kirkwood Highway and Delaware Park Boulevard.

The operator of the Buick was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced deceased shortly after her arrival. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The operator of the BMW was not injured.

The roadway was closed down for approximately 3 hours as the collision was investigated and roadway cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Detective J. Forester with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302- 834-2620. 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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Released: 051521 0013

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