Woman Killed In Head-On Collision With Big Rig


Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles that occurred at approximately 2:05 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, on Dagsboro Road north of Fire Tower Road, Dagsboro, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation has determined that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by a 59-year-old female of Frankford, was traveling northbound on Dagsboro Road.

A 2017 Volvo 12 wheel roll off container hauler operated by a 60-year-old Maryland man was traveling southbound on Dagsboro Road. For unknown reason, the Chevrolet Cobalt exited her travel lane and crossed the center line in a leftward direction, directly into the opposing travel lane heading towards the Volvo, according to Bratz. The operator of the Volvo swerved right, but was unable to avoid the Cobalt. The vehilces struck each other on the southbound shoulder.

After the collision the Cobalt rotated in a clockwise direction before stopping in an unplanted field on the west side of the road facing in a southwesterly direction. The Volvo continued in a southerly direction before exiting the west edge of the roadway and coming to rest in the same unplanted field in close proximity to each other facing in a south westerly direction.

The operator of the Chevrolet Cobalt, who was not properly secured, was pronounced deceased at the scene, said Bratz.

The operator of the Volvo was properly secured and transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Drugs or Alcohol usage is not believed to be a factor for either operator, said Bratz.

Dagsboro Road was closed approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated. Crews had to clear a massive amount debris, according to Bratz.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Burns of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.