Troopers Identify Two Killed In Wrangle Hill Road Crash

On Wednesday evening, emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Wrangle Hill Road and Mabel Lane in Bear.

The incident, reported just before 10:10 PM, involved a fatal crash that resulted in the deaths of two individuals and left another critically injured.

Upon arrival, crews from the Christiana Fire Company, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police, with support from Delaware State Police Aviation’s Trooper 4, discovered three patients, one of whom was trapped in his vehicle.

Two victims, identified as 57-year-old Ralene Commodore and 38-year-old Roger Stanford, both from Newark, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were occupants of a Nissan Altima.

The third victim, a 38-year-old man from Middletown, was the driver of a BMW 335. He was found seriously injured and trapped inside his vehicle. After being extricated by emergency personnel, he was transported in critical condition to Christiana Hospital.

Delaware State Police provided additional details regarding the crash circumstances. According to their preliminary investigation, the incident occurred when the Nissan Altima, traveling northwest on Wrangle Hill Road, attempted a left turn onto Mabel Lane and collided with the southeast-bound BMW.

The road was closed for approximately five hours to allow for thorough investigation and clearance of the accident scene. The Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into the specifics of the collision.