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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Laurel

Date Posted: Monday, February 19th, 2024

The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Laurel earlier this month.

On February 3, 2024, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt was stopped at a stop sign on the east side of Camp Road and Sussex Highway. At the same time, a 2008 Dodge Charger was traveling southbound in the left lane on Sussex Highway approaching Camp Road. For reasons under investigation, the Cobalt pulled out into the path of the Charger where the front of the Charger impacted the left side of Cobalt.

The driver of the Dodge Charger, a 57-year-old man from Laurel, Delaware, sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt, an 81-year-old woman from Millsboro, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. On February 17, 2024, the 81-year-old woman died from injuries sustained in the crash. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling (302) 703-3269. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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