Seaford Woman Killed In Rollover Crash Saturday Morning

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Seaford area on Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on August 27, 2022, at approximately 6:10 a.m., a white 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound in the left lane of Sussex Highway (Route 13) just north of Camp Road. At this time, a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck, was traveling northbound in the left lane of Sussex Highway traveling at a slower speed, in front of the Jeep. The operator of the Jeep swerved to the left in an attempt to maneuver around the Sierra to avoid striking it said Hatchell. The operator of the Jeep was unable to avoid striking the truck and the front right of the Jeep struck the left rear of the Sierra. As a result of the collision, the Jeep rotated in a clockwise direction and began sliding sideways, until it flipped. The Jeep came to rest upright in the grass median.

After the initial impact the Sierra came to a controlled stop in the northbound shoulder of Sussex Highway (Route 13). Shortly after coming to a stop, the Sierra then continued northbound on Sussex Highway and fled the scene. The Sierra was later located unoccupied in the Seaford area.

The operator of the Jeep, a 29-year-old Seaford woman was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification to the next of kin. Hatchell said the woman was not wearing her seatbelt.

The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the collision was being investigated and the roadway cleared.

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