Troopers Identify 18-Year-Old Dover Woman Killed In Tragic Accident Wednesday

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on August 10, 2022, in Dover as Ayonna Gill-Black, 18, of Dover, Delaware.

Original Report

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Dover area on Wednesday morning, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on August 10, 2022, at approximately 8:20 a.m., a tan 2004 Pontiac Vibe was stopped at a stop sign facing northbound on Fox Road at the intersection with North Little Creek Road. At the same time, a white 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling eastbound on North Little Creek Road approaching the intersection at Fox Road. For unknown reasons, the Vibe entered the intersection and into the path of the Ram according to DeMalto. As a result, the front of the Dodge Ram struck the left side of the Pontiac Vibe. After impact, both the Vibe and the Ram pickup truck traveled in a northeasterly direction until they came to rest near the westbound shoulder area of North Little Creek Road.

The operator of the Dodge Ram, a 42-year-old male from Camden-Wyoming was not properly restrained said DeMalto. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Pontiac Vibe, an 18-year-old female from Dover was properly restrained. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.