Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Georgetown, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said on December 23, 2021, at approximately 1:36 p.m., a 2002 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Vaughn Road, approaching a sharp right curve. For unknown reasons, the driver, a 42-year-old Georgetown woman, failed to negotiate the curve and exited the south edge of the road before swerving right in an attempt to re-enter the roadway. As the Civic re-entered Vaughn Road, the driver overcorrected to the left, and the car began skidding and exited the north edge of the road. It continued to slide through the grass, and the front right struck a tree causing the Civic to rotate clockwise and come to rest facing north.
The 42-year-old Georgetown woman was not properly restrained and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
A 31-year-old Millsboro man was seated in the right front seat and not properly restrained was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
A 53-year-old Georgetown man, who was seated in the right rear seat and not properly restrained, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries said Pepper.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses are asked to contact Cpl/3 Kenneth Argo by calling 302-703-3264. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
Vaughn Road in the area of the collision was shut down for approximately 4.5 hours while the investigation was conducted.