Woman Dies In Dover Car Crash

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Dover  The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Dover Thursday evening.

Police said that the incident occurred around 6:36 p.m., Thursday August 25, 2016, as a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu operated by a 59 year old female of Dover was traveling east bound on Scarborough Road east of McKee Road in Dover.

At the same time a 1999 Buick LeSabre operated by Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia was traveling west bound on Scarborough Road approaching McKee Road.

Police said an unknown Vehicle, possibly a white Kia passenger car was traveling east bound on Scarborough Road in front of the Chevrolet Malibu.  The Kia pulled over to the right shoulder and the Malibu was behind the Kia. The Kia then made a U-turn in front of the LeSabre and continued west bound, according to police. Troopers said the Malibu swerved to the right onto the shoulder and lost control and started to rotate in a counter clockwise direction as it crossed over into the west bound lane into the path of the LeSabre.

As a result the front of the LeSabre struck the driver’s side door of the Malibu in the west bound lane.  After impact, the Malibu rotated counter clockwise 180 degrees and came to rest in the center of the roadway, west of the collision, according to authorities.  The LeSabre traveled north of the area of impact and came to rest on the west bound shoulder facing in a westerly direction.

The operator of the Malibu was properly restrained. She was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin, officials said.

Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia, was properly restrained and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.

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