Update: Young Woman Dies After Crashing Into Pine Tree In Millsboro

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred earlier today, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on September 16, 2019, at approximately 11:09 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Indian Town Road, east of Hudson Road. The operator of the Accord rounded a left curve at an apparent high rate of speed and on the wrong side of road, according to Jaffe. After nearly striking a vehicle head-on, the operator lost control of the vehicle causing it to exit the roadway into the dense woods, where the front end struck a pine tree. The operator was subsequently pulled from the vehicle by a Good Samaritan who was passing by, before it was consumed by fire. The Good Samaritan, a local resident, also performed CPR prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.

The operator of the Accord, a 20-year-old female from Wyoming, DE was not properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Indian Town Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


Breaking Report

Millsboro – At around 11:10 this morning rescue crews from the Millsboro Fire Company, along with Sussex County Medics, Delaware State Police and Trooper 2 responded to 24250 Indian Town Road for reports of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment.

While en route to the scene crews learned that the vehicle had crashed into a tree and was on fire.

Upon their arrival crews reported that the patient was out of the vehicle and life-saving measures were be preformed.

Command reported that the vehicle was engulfed by fire and ordered the road closed.

It is believed that at least one patient was transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Hospital. Trooper 2 was recalled.

The Delaware State Police (DSP) issued the following statement: “Traffic Advisory-Millsboro-Indian Town Rd & Hudson Rd closed at this time due to crash”

Update: At around 1:40 DSP announced that the road had reopened.

This is a developing story.

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