Passanger of Lincoln Crash Declared Dead

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Elie A. Evans, who was a passenger in the Ford Focus that was involved in the serious motor vehicle crash which occurred on Wednesday, March 16, on Cedar Creek Road, Lincoln, has died as a result of his injuries. Mr. Evans was declared dead on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Christiana Hospital where he had been admitted since the crash.
This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 031916 0845

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**Original Releases**

**Update**

Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash East of Lincoln

Lincoln- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon involving a pickup truck and a car.

Preliminary investigation indicates the incident occurred around 4:43 p.m. Wednesday March 16, 2016 as Linda Evans, 50 of Dover was operating a 2010 Ford Focus southbound on Cedar Creek Road (SR30) north of Benson Road stopped with the left turn signal activated, waiting to turn left into a private drive. Aaron B. Stromer, 17 of Milford, was operating a 1998 Ford F-150 southbound on SR30 approaching the Focus. Stromer failed to see the stopped vehicle and struck the rear of the Focus causing significant damage. Both vehicles remained in the southbound lanes after the impact.

Linda Evans and her 3-year-old son were properly restrained and transported by EMS to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Louester Evans, 77, and her husband Elie A. Evans, 78, both of Lincoln, were transported by EMS to MMH where Louester was admitted in serious condition. Elie was later airlifted to Christiana Medical Center where he is admitted in critical condition.

Aaron Stromer was properly restrained and did not report any injuries. A 15-year-old female passenger was properly restrained and transported by EMS to MMH where she was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

SR30 between Fleatown Road and Benson Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated. No charges have been filed at this time.