18-Year-Old Woman Killed In Harrington Crash Wednesday

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on southbound South DuPont Hwy (US 13) in Harrington, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on April 27, 2022, at approximately 10:24 a.m., a 2017 Kentworth Truck Tractor pulling a 2014 Wilson Trailer was stopped in the left turn lane median crossover on US 13 northbound, preparing to turn left across southbound US 13 onto westbound Tower Hill Road. At the same time, a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound in the left lane of US 13, approaching the intersection with Tower Hill Road. The truck driver failed to remain stopped and proceeded across the southbound lanes and into the path of the Jetta, resulting in the Jetta striking the right rear tandem wheels of the trailer said Pepper.

A 65-year-old Townsend man was driving the truck and was not injured in the collision.

An 18-year-old Dover man was driving the Jetta. He was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. At the time of this release, the status of his injuries is unknown.

An 18-year-old Millsboro woman was seated in the front passenger seat of the Jetta. Due to injuries sustained during the crash, she was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

Breaking Report

Just before 10:30, Wednesday morning rescue crews from the Harrington Fire Company, Kent County Medics, and Trooper 2 were dispatched to the southbound lanes of S Dupont Highway and Tower Hill Road for an accident with injuries.

Responding crews were alerted that the accident involved two patients, both trapped. One patient has been freed and was airlifted to CER. There is no information regarding the second patient at this time.

State Police issued the following statement moments ago.

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious injury motor vehicle collision on southbound South DuPont Hwy at Tower Road in Harrington. As a result, southbound South DuPont Hwy in the area of Tower Road will be closed down for an extended period of time. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes of travel to avoid traffic delays.

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