Milford, DE – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon north of Milford.
Around 2:26 p.m. Sunday November 7, 2021, a 2016 Kia Soul, operated by a 31-year-old female from New Windsor, NY, was traveling southbound on Bay Road (SR1) in the right lane just south of Old Cemetery Road. A 2016 Ford F-450 Comcast/Xfinity bucket truck, operated by a 56-year-old male from Dover, was stopped on the right shoulder of SR1 just south of Old Cemetery Road with its amber lights flashing. For unknown reasons, the Kia suddenly veered to the right shoulder and struck the rear of the truck.
The 31-year-old driver of the Kia Soul was properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. A dog traveling inside the Kia was turned over to the local SPCA and it is unknown if the animal was injured.
The 56-year-old Comcast truck operator was properly restrained and was transported to Bayhealth Sussex Campus where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.
SR1 southbound between Old Cemetery Road and Cicada Lane was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. Anyone with information regarding the incident or may have witnessed the collision should contact Sergeant J. Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
Source: DE State Police Newsroom