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State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Camden

Date Posted: Sunday, June 9th, 2024


The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Camden that left one woman dead.

On June 8, 2024, at approximately 2:33 p.m., a 1996 Ford F-150 was traveling westbound on Westville Road as it exited a gradual right curve in the area of Probst Lane. For reasons under investigation, the Ford failed to remain in its lane and exited the north edge of the roadway, where it struck a mailbox before it continued in a northwesterly direction and struck a guardrail. The Ford rode the guardrail for a short distance before it fell into a deep tax ditch and struck an embankment. The impact with the embankment caused the Ford to overturn onto its left side, during which the driver was partially ejected from the driver-side window and was pinned under the truck as it came to a stop.

The driver, a 45-year-old woman from Smyrna, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.


The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant A. Mitchell by calling (302) 698-8518. 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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