Camden Woman Killed In Dover Accident, Driver Airlifted To Trauma Center

Delaware State Police are investigating a single fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Dover area on Monday night.

Officials said on December 12, 2022, at approximately 5:55 p.m., a 2001 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on Wheel of Fortune Road south of Dyke Branch Road.  The Accord entered a slight left curve where the vehicle’s right tires left the roadway, and it began to travel out of control in a counterclockwise direction. As the operator attempted to regain control, the Accord then traveled out of control in a clockwise direction. The Accord left the roadway and its left driver-side door struck a tree.

The 59-year-old male operator of the Accord was properly restrained and was airlifted by the Delaware State Police Helicopter to an area hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.

The 45-year-old female passenger of Camden who was properly restrained was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Wheel of Fortune Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. 

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