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*Update-Victim Identified* Driver Charged in Fatal Crash Near Odessa


Date Posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2021

SR1 Odessa Fatal

Odessa –Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died in the fatal motor vehicle crash on Friday July 9, 2021 on SR1 near Odessa, as 92-year-old Shantaben Patel of Camden-Wyoming.

Driver Charged in Fatal Crash Near Odessa

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Detective J. Forester with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. 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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