Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in Milton Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.
DeMalto said on July 30, 2022, at approximately 7:04 a.m., a silver 2014 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Milton Ellendale Highway approaching the intersection at Mulberry Street. At the same time, a gray 2016 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling westbound on Milton Ellendale Highway approaching the same intersection. The Colorado began turning left onto southbound Mulberry Street and entered the path of travel of the Corolla said DeMalto. As a result, the front left of the Chevrolet struck the left side of the Toyota in the intersection. This caused both vehicles to rotate counterclockwise, with the Corolla coming to rest in a grassy area off the south edge of the roadway and the Colorado coming to rest in the eastbound lane of Milton Ellendale Highway.
The operator of the Colorado, a 24-year-old male from Lewes was not injured during the collision. The driver of the Corolla, a 20 Woodbridge, Virginia woman was transported via ambulance to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The front-right passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old male from Hyattsville, Maryland, was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The rear-left passenger of the Corolla, a 19-Woodbridge, Virginia, woman was properly restrained and was airlifted via helicopter to an area hospital in serious but stable condition. The rear-right passenger of the Toyota, a 20-year-old male from Woodbridge, Virginia, was properly restrained and was not injured.
No other vehicles were involved in this incident. The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.