One Person Dead, Four Injured In Millsboro Accident

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Millsboro – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early this afternoon on Millsboro Highway and Nine Foot Road west of Millsboro, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined that on July 15, 2018, at approximately 1:16 p.m., a 2011 Nissan Murano operated by a 48-year-old female of Laurel, was traveling southbound on Millsboro Highway (SR 24) approaching the intersection of Nine Foot Road, (SR 26) with the intention of turning left onto Nine Foot Road.

A 2003 BMW Z4 convertible, operated by a 66-year-old man of Eden, Maryland, was northbound on Millsboro Highway approaching the same general vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Nissan failed to see the BMW traveling northbound and turned left directly in front of it, according to Bratz.

In an attempt to try and avoid the collision, the operator of the BMW swerved to the right, however, the front of the BMW impacted the right front of the Nissan in the middle of the northbound lane of travel. After impact, the Nissan rotated in a counter-clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in a northeasterly direction. The BMW rotated in a clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in an easterly direction.

The operator of the Nissan and her three passengers were all properly restrained and were transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The operator of the BMW was not properly restrained and sustained serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the scene investigation and the removal of the vehicles.


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