Woman Dies After Striking Utility Pole, Trees


Lewes – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on March 19, 2018, Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe  said the incident occurred on Monday, March 19, 2018 at approximately 2:05 p.m. as a 2014 Toyota Sienna was traveling southbound on Camp Arrowhead Road south of Angola Road. The operator, identified as 73-year-old Charmla K. Capanaro, of Lewes, failed to maintain the travel lane, causing her vehicle to exit the west edge of the roadway and strike a mailbox, utility pole, and several tress before overturning on its side.

Capanaro was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and transported to the Christiana Hospital where she was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:08 a.m., Capanaro succumbed to her injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.


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