State Police Investigate Three Vehicle Crash


The Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning crash south of Felton that involved two SUVs and an unoccupied school bus.

The incident occurred around 8:19 a.m. Friday January 6, 2017 as Theressia M. Moore, 71 of Wyoming, was operating a 2003 Toyota RAV4 southbound on South DuPont Highway (US13) preparing to make a left turn to travel eastbound on Killens Pond Road. Theressia Moore failed to yield the right of way upon making the turn and traveled into the path of a northbound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban being operated by Amy R. Connelly, 39 of Harrington. Connelly attempted to swerve to the right to avoid the RAV4, but struck the small SUV on the front right corner. Both vehicles then continued in an easterly direction where the RAV4 for struck the front of a 2015 Bluebird school bus that was stopped at the traffic light traveling westbound on Killens Pond Road.

Theressia Moore, who was properly restrained, was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital (KGH) where she was admitted in serious condition. She was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way. An 11-year-old female passenger in the RAV4 was also transported to KGH with non-life-threatening injuries.

Amy Connelly and an 18-year-old female passenger were properly restrained and reported no injuries at the scene of the collision.

William R. Moore, 66 of Harrington, was the operator of the unoccupied school bus and was uninjured in the incident.

Traffic in the area of US13 northbound and Killens Pond Road was impacted for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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