Troopers Identify Rehoboth Beach Woman Killed In Accident Friday

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Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police have identified the woman who died in a crash on July 3, 2020, on Old Landing Road in Rehoboth Beach, as 86-year-old Joan D. Erieg of Rehoboth Beach.

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Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020, on Old Landing Road and Fairway Drive, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the initial investigation has determined a 2011 Mazda 6, operated by an 86-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman, was traveling westbound on Old Landing Road behind a 2010 Lexus RX350 operated by a 17-year-old Camden man. A vehicle traveling ahead of the Lexus slowed to turn right into Fairway Village, causing the Lexus to slow down. The Mazda 6 was following too closely and struck the rear of the Lexus within the westbound lane. After striking the Lexus, the Mazda 6 continued traveling west off the north edge of the roadway, where it struck a utility pole with the front end.

The Mazda operator was not properly restrained and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The operator of the Lexus and his passenger were uninjured.

Old Landing Road was closed for approximately one hour while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Sgt. A. Mendez of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302- 703.3269.

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