Driver Ejected, Passenger Killed In Townsend Accident Monday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred Monday night in Townsend, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on October 11, 2021, at approximately 8:46 p.m., a 2009 Nissan Versa operated by a 20-year-old Townsend woman traveled westbound on Blackbird Station Road after proceeding through the intersection with Dexter Corner Road. The Nissan failed to negotiate a curve to the right and traveled across the eastbound lane of travel before leaving the roadway. The Nissan continued to travel into a heavily wooded area, striking 2 small trees before finally striking a larger tree head-on.

The 20-year-old operator of the Nissan was not wearing a seatbelt and was completely ejected from the vehicle. She was flown to Christiana Hospital where she was treated and later released with minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man occupied the front passenger seat and was not wearing a seatbelt. The victim was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital, while en route the victim was pronounced deceased said Hatchell. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Three passengers in the rear seat did not sustain any injuries duringĀ  the collision.

Blackbird Station Road west of Dexter Corner Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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