Woman And Her Dog Killed In Monday Accident

Milton- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Monday, November 5, 2018, at approximately 1:27 p.m. when a 2007 Toyota Matrix was traveling eastbound on Shingle Point Road and stopped at the intersection of Gravel Hill Road with a stop sign posted. A 2001 GMC Sierra pickup was traveling southbound on Gravel Hill Road approaching the intersection of Shingle Point Road.

Jaffe said for an unknown reason, the Toyota pulled out directly into the path of the GMC. As a result, the front of the GMC struck the driver’s door of the Toyota causing substantial damage to the driver’s compartment. The Toyota then rotated violently off the edge of Gravel Hill Road, ejecting the operator.

The operator of the Toyota, a 67-year-old female from Ellendale was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin. Also pronounced deceased was the victim’s Doberman Pincher that was in a cage in the rear of the vehicle.

The operator of the GMC, a 38-year-old male from Georgetown, was properly restrained and transported to the Beebe Medical Center where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Impairment is not a factor for either operator. Gravel Hill Road and Shingle Point Road were closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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