Troopers Identify Driver Killed In Monday Crash

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Seaford- The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the driver who died in a crash on September 30, 2019, on County Seat Highway (US 9) at the intersection of Asbury Road, as 48-year-old Hope A. Jackson, of Seaford, DE.

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

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Seaford- 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 September 30, 2019, at approximately 3:34 p.m., when a 2017 Fiat Coupe was traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway (US 9) and stopped at the intersection of Asbury Road, intending to turn left. A 2014 Ford Mustang was traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway approaching the Fiat. A 2009 Ford Econoline van was traveling westbound on County Seat Highway approaching the intersection of Asbury Road. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Mustang failed to see that the Fiat, according to Jaffe. As a result, the front of the Mustang struck the rear of the Fiat causing it to rotate counterclockwise into the westbound lane directly into the path of the van. The van then struck the rear of the Fiat causing it to overturn onto its roof.

The operator of the Fiat, a 48-year-old female from Seaford, DE was properly restrained and pronounced deceased at the scene. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Mustang, a 36-year-old male from Georgetown was properly restrained. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and treated and released.

The operator of the van, a 43-year-old male from Salisbury, MD was properly restrained. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and treated and released. A passenger in the van was not properly restrained and was also transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

County Seat Highway in the area of Asbury Road was closed for approximately 5.5 hours while the crash was investigated.

The crash remains under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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