Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:32 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 on Rt. 202 (Concord Pike) in the area of Woodrow Avenue.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2012 Nissan Altima, driven by a 24 year old Darby, PA woman, was stopped in the exit lane of the BP gas station, located on the northbound side of Rt. 202, at the intersection with Woodrow Ave. A 2002 Toyota Highlander, driven by a 19 year old Newark woman, was traveling northbound on Rt. 202 in the center lane, approaching Woodrow Ave. The Toyota drifted off the right side of the road, with its front end striking the left side of the Nissan. After the initial impact, the Nissan was forced into a guardrail and then a utility pole, before coming to rest in the parking lot of an adjacent business. The Toyota continued traveling in a northwesterly direction, crossing the northbound lanes of Rt. 202 and the center median, before coming to rest in the southbound lanes of Rt. 202 facing north.

The driver of the Nissan, who was not seat belted, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Toyota, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Impairment is not deemed a contributing factor in the crash.

All lanes of Rt. 202 between Woodrow Avenue and Nichols Avenue were closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at [email protected] 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released:050720 0900

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