State Police Investigating Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred last night in Smyrna that left one woman dead.

On November 4, 2023, at approximately 9:19 p.m., a black 2016 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Wheatleys Pond Road in the area of Sunnyside Road at an apparent high rate of speed. The Honda failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the edge of the roadway into a ditch. The Honda continued through the ditch and rolled over, ejecting the driver, and ultimately came to rest in a field.

The driver, a 47-year-old woman from Clayton, was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was transported to an area hospital, where she died. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

 

Traffic Alert

 

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal J. Lane by calling (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 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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