State Police Investigate Fatal Crash into Dover Residence

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Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning in Dover.

On May 28, 2024, at approximately 2:42 a.m., a Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Forrest Avenue, just east of Artic Drive, at an apparent high rate of speed. As the vehicle negotiated a curve in the roadway, it lost control, veering off the south edge of the roadway. It struck a mailbox before crashing into a residence along Forrest Avenue. The vehicle came to rest inside the residence. The driver fled the scene and has yet to be identified.

As a result of the crash, a 56-year-old occupant of the residence sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where she died. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.

Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Master Corporal J. Lane at (302) 698-8457. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you 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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