New Castle Woman Succumbs To Her Injuries Two Days After Crash


Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that took place Wednesday evening, which has claimed the life of a New Castle woman.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:34 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the intersection of Route 4 and Boxwood Road, Wilmington. A 2000 Dodge Caravan, being driven by a 21-year-old Newark woman, was traveling westbound on Route 4 in the left lane, approaching Boxwood Road, with a solid green light, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, being driven by Janet Hicks, 78, of New Castle, was traveling DE Rt. 4 eastbound, and proceeded to turn left onto Boxwood Road, directly in to the path of the Dodge, at which time the two vehicles collided, according to Austin. After impact both vehicles came to rest in the northwest corner of the intersection.

The operator of the Dodge, who was properly restrained, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hicks, who was also properly restrained, was admitted to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition. She succumbed to her injuries on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Impairment is not being considered a factor on the behalf of either operator.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

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