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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- Newark


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Newark- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Monday afternoon on Old Baltimore Pike at Dixie Line Road.

On August 30, 2021, at approximately 4:01 p.m., a white 2003 Jeep Liberty, was traveling westbound on Old Baltimore Pike towards the area of Dixie Line Road and the Maryland State Line. At this time, a red 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, was traveling eastbound Old Baltimore Pike and had just entered into Delaware passing Dixie Line Road. The Chevrolet crossed over the dashed yellow line and entered into the westbound lane of travel while continuing to travel eastbound. The front center of Chevrolet then struck the front left of the Jeep. A silver 2007 Kia Sportage that was traveling westbound directly behind the Jeep was unable to avoid the initial collision. Immediately after the initial impact, the Kia struck the driver side of the Jeep. All three vehicles came to a rest in the westbound lane of travel.

There were two occupants, a 28-year-old male and a 38-year-old female inside of the Chevrolet. Both occupants were not properly restrained. The 28-year-old male operator was transported to Christiana hospital for serious injuries. The 38-year-old female passenger was transported to Christiana hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 63-year-old male operator of the Jeep and 44-year-old female operator of the Kia were transported to Christina Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Old Baltimore Pike was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours while the crash was being investigated and the roadway cleared.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Detective Calio with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483. 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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