Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Betsy PricePolice & Fire, RSS

Date Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Georgetown area on Thursday evening.

On May 19, 2022, at approximately 5:52 p.m., a 2015 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on East Trap Pond Road approaching the intersection at Hardscrabble Road, where there is a posted stop sign. At the same time, a 2014 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Hardscrabble Road approaching the intersection at East Trap Pond Road. Hardscrabble Road is a through-way at this location and vehicle traffic is not required to stop. For unknown reasons, the Civic failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued into the intersection directly into the path of the Accord. As a result, the front of the Accord struck the left front of the Civic. After the collision, the Civic was forced off the roadway and rolled once before coming to rest in a residential yard. The Accord was also forced off the roadway and came to rest in a residential yard.

Both operators were properly restrained. The driver of the Accord, a 60-year-old female from Seaford, DE, was transported to an area hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

The operator of the Civic, a 23-year-old female from Salisbury, MD, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries, where she was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The intersection of Hardscrabble Road and East Trap Pond Road was closed for approximately three hours while the investigation was being conducted.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 052022  1237


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