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Troopers: Woman Killed After Truck Slams Into Her At Full Speed

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

Jaffe said the incident occurred on August 27, 2019, at approximately 9:51 a.m., when a 2017 Honda CRV and a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse were stopped on Atlanta Road west of Bucks Branch Road at the direction of a flagger, who was working in conjunction with a roadside tree maintenance company. A 2009 Dodge Ram Pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Atlanta Road approaching the stopped vehicles at full speed, according to Jaffe. For unknown reasons the operator of the Pick-up truck failed to perceive the stopped vehicles and struck the rear of the Traverse said Jaffe. The impact caused the Traverse to strike the rear of the CRV. The Pick-up truck continued in a northwesterly direction and struck the right front of the CRV before driving off the north edge of the roadway into the roadside foliage.

The operator of the CRV, a 29-year-old female from Seaford, DE was properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A one-year-old child was also in the vehicle, properly restrained and uninjured.

The operator of the Traverse, a 66-year-old female from Seaford, DE was properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Dodge Ram, a 24-year-old male from Seaford was not properly restrained. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

Atlanta Road in the area of Bucks Branch Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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