Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Monday in Smyrna, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said on November 29, 2021, at approximately 10:21 a.m., a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on South DuPont Blvd (US 13) in the left lane approaching the traffic light at the intersection of South Carter Road. At the same time, a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling eastbound on S. Carter Roa. in the left turn lane approaching the green light at the intersection to travel northbound on S. DuPont Blvd. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Santa Fe failed to stop at the red light, and the front bumper struck the left driver’s side door of the Caravan near the center of the intersection. After impact, the Caravan overturned onto its passenger side just east of the collision scene. The Santa Fe continued traveling southbound a short distance and came to rest southeast of the initial impact.
The driver of the Santa Fe was a 28-year-old Hartly woman. She was transported to an area hospital, where she was treated and released.
The driver of the Grand Caravan was a 51-year-old Clayton woman. She was extricated from the vehicle by fire department personnel and transported to an area hospital, where she died a short time later. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.