The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal multi-car crash that occurred earlier this morning in Milton that left two women dead.
On May 6, 2023, at approximately 8:46 a.m., a white 2019 BMW 540i was traveling south on southbound Coastal Highway south of Cave Neck Road. For unknown reasons, the BMW veered off the west (right) side of the highway and into a drainage ditch. The BMW continued southbound in the ditch and struck a stop sign outside of the Red Mill Inn. Afterwards, the BMW began veering to its left and reentered the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway. It continued veering to its left left as it exited the road again, went into the grass median, and entered the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway. The front of the BMW then collided with the front of both a gray 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and a red 2020 Jeep Renegade, both of which had been traveling northbound at the time.
The driver of the BMW, 59-year-old Mary Elicone of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was critically injured. She was taken to an area hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the Equinox, 65-year-old Suzanne Misener of Lewes, Delaware, was also critically injured. She was taken to an area hospital by ambulance and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the Jeep, a 52-year-old woman from Milton, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries.
Northbound Coastal Highway was closed for approximately four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared. Southbound Coastal Highway was restricted to one open lane during this time.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling 302-703-3264. 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.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom