Dover Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

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Incident Number: 50-23-34996

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 5:31 p.m.

Location:  Area of 500 Persimmon Tree Lane, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a serious crash that left a 46-year-old female from Dover, DE, seriously injured Tuesday evening. The investigation began when Dover Police was called to the area of 500 Persimmon Tree Lane at 5:31 p.m. for the report of a serious vehicle collision. Officers arrived on scene and located both vehicles with heavy front end damage. The 46-year-old female was airlifted to a New Castle County area hospital for treatment and she remains there in critical condition. The other driver was transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The ensuing investigation revealed the the victim was traveling eastbound on Persimmon Tree Lane in the area of 500 Persimmon Tree Lane in a 2014 Hyundai Sante Fe. The other driver, an 83-year-old male of Dover, was operating a 2006 Jeep Cherokee westbound on Persimmon Tree Lane in the same area as the victim. For unknown reasons, the Jeep Cherokee entered the eastbound lane traveling westbound causing both vehicles to collide in a head on manner.

The Dover Police is still evaluating the facts of this case and if anyone has information related to this incident please contact us at 302-736-7130.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: [email protected]

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