Troopers Identify Two Killed In Head-On Collision Tuesday

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Harbeson- The Delaware State Police have released the names of the drivers who died in a crash on August 11, 2020, on Harbeson Road.  The operator of the Mazda was identified as 46-year-old Michelle A. Esworthy from Joppa, MD, and the operator of the Hyundai Santa Fe was identified as 76-year-old Robert P. Dahms from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

Original Story

Harbeson- The Delaware State Police Collison Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate a double fatal collision that occurred earlier this morning.

The crash occurred on August 11, 2020, at approximately 6:39 a.m., when a 2007 Mazda 6 was traveling northbound on Harbeson Road south of Rust Road. A 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on Harbeson Road approaching the same location from the opposite direction. For unknown reasons the operator of the Mazda crossed the centerline and entered directly into the path of the Hyundai, resulting in a near head-on collision, officials said Tuesday.

The operator of the Mazda, a 46-year-old female from Joppa, MD was not properly restrained. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Hyundai, a 76-year-old male from Spring Grove, PA was properly restrained. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is also being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Harbeson Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Breaking Reports

Harbeson- At approximately 6:39 this morning, August 11, 2020, rescue crews from the Milton Fire Department, along with crews from the Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad, Millsboro Fire Company, and Sussex County Medics Haberson Road, in the area of Hunter Lane, for reports of a vehicle accident with entrapment.

While en route crews learned that two-vehicles had collided head-on, leaving one person trapped.

The Delaware State Police are currently on scene investigating the crash. The condition of the patients will be released one State Police have concluded their investigation.

As a result of this crash Harbeson Road between Hunter Lane and Rust Road is closed at this time.

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