Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Georgetown area on Thursday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.
DeMalto said on May 19, 2022, at approximately 5:52 p.m., a 2015 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on East Trap Pond Road approaching the intersection at Hardscrabble Road, where there is a posted stop sign. At the same time, a 2014 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Hardscrabble Road approaching the intersection at East Trap Pond Road. Hardscrabble Road is a through-way at this location and vehicle traffic is not required to stop. For unknown reasons, the Civic failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued into the intersection directly into the path of the Accord said DeMalto. As a result, the front of the Accord struck the left front of the Civic. After the collision, the Civic was forced off the roadway and rolled once before coming to rest in a residential yard. The Accord was also forced off the roadway and came to rest in a residential yard.
Both operators were properly restrained. The driver of the Accord, a 60-year-old female from Seaford, was transported to an area hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
The operator of the Civic, a 23-year-old female from Salisbury, Maryland, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries, where she was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.