Woman Killed In Rehoboth Beach Crash Friday Morning

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred early Friday morning in Rehoboth Beach, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 25, 2022, at approximately 7:31 a.m., a 2019 BMW 330 sedan driven by a 68-year-old Lewes woman was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway in the area of Rehoboth Avenue Extended (SR 1A). For unknown reasons, the BMW exited the southbound lanes and entered the northbound lanes before crossing the Bay Vista Road intersection and exiting the east edge of the roadway. The car then struck a curb and numerous DelDOT signs while traveling south off Coastal Highway said Pepper. The BMW then struck a steel handrail, traveled down an embankment, and struck a small tree.

The 68-year-old Lewes woman was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the investigation was completed, and the roadway cleared.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cpl/3 Kenny Argo with the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling (302) 703-3264.