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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Millsboro, DE- Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Monday, January 17, 2022, as Josephine Fleming-Lloyd, 13, of Frankford.
The initial investigation determined a 2006 Jeep Liberty operated by a 17-year-old female of Frankford, DE, was traveling northbound on Hollyville Road, approaching the intersection at Harmony Cemetery Road. At this time, a 2016 Freightliner flatbed truck was traveling southbound in the same vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Jeep lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane, and began rotating in counterclockwise rotation, exposing the passenger side. The operator of the Freightliner, a 26-year-old male of Salisbury, MD, applied the brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision, but the front right of the truck struck the passenger side of the Jeep. After impact, the Jeep was forced off the west side of the roadway, and came to rest. The Freightliner was redirected off the west side of the roadway and struck a tree with its front right before coming to rest south of the impact. Josephine was the right front passenger in the Jeep and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate this collision. Any witnesses are asked to contact Cpl/3 Kenny Argo by calling (302) 703-3264. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppers.com.
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