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Troopers Investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Crash- Hartly


Date Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Hartly, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning in Hartly.

On June 29, 2021, at approximately 2:40 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Hartly Road north of Halltown Road, approaching a right curve. As the Honda entered the curve, it crossed over into the northbound lane, traveled off the east edge of the roadway, and struck a curve warning sign with its left front fender as it traveled down a slight grass embankment. The vehicle crossed between a guidewire and utility pole, sideswiping the left side with the guidewire. As it continued traveling southbound, the Accord crossed a private driveway, then struck a large tree with its front bumper. After hitting the tree, the Accord deflected off and came to rest just west of the tree.

The 58-year-old female operator was from Milford, DE. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The roadway in the area was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated. The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact Cpl/3 Joseph Lane by calling 302-697-4454. 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: 062921 1024

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