Victim in December 23rd fatal crash in Georgetown identified

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Georgetown, DEDelaware State Police have identified the victim that died during a fatal single-vehicle crash in Georgetown on Thursday, December 23, 2021, as Kevin W. Hemphill, 31, of Millsboro.

On December 23, 2021, at approximately 1:36 p.m., a 2002 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Vaughn Road, approaching a sharp right curve. For unknown reasons, the driver, a 42-year-old Georgetown woman, failed to negotiate the curve and exited the south edge of the road before swerving right in an attempt to re-enter the roadway. As the Civic re-entered Vaughn Road, the driver overcorrected to the left, and the car began skidding and exited the north edge of the road. It continued to slide through the grass, and the front right struck a tree causing the Civic to rotate clockwise and come to rest facing north.

The 42-year-old Georgetown woman was not properly restrained and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  A 53-year-old Georgetown man was seated in the right rear seat and not properly restrained. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  31-year-old Kevin Hemphill of Millsboro was seated in the right front seat and not properly restrained. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collison Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Cpl/3 Kenneth Argo by calling 302-703-3264.


Source: DE State Police Newsroom

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