Child, 6, killed in Millsboro crash

MILLSBORO — A 6-year-old Frankford girl was killed in an accident Sunday morning.

Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 11:41 a.m. when a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road approaching the intersection of Millsboro Highway with a posted stop sign.

A 2016 Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound on Millsboro Highway approaching the intersection of Lowes Crossing Road and Bald Branch Road. Millsboro Highway is a throughway and does not stop.

A 2007 Dodge Ram Pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Bald Branch Road and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Millsboro Highway. The Cherokee allegedly failed to stop for the posted stop sign and crossed directly in front of the Caravan. As a result, the front of Caravan struck the right side of the Cherokee. The impact caused the Caravan to rotate off the east side of roadway where it struck the front of the Dodge Ram. The Cherokee was also forced off the east side of the roadway into the grass.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 30-year-old female from Frankford, was properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where she was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. Her 6-year-old daughter, a passenger in the second row seat was

properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Caravan, a 64-year-old male from Salisbury Maryland, was properly restrained. He was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, a female from Salisbury was also transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was treated and admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 46-year-old male from Georgetown, was properly restrained and not injured.

Cpl. Jaffe said impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of either drivers.

Millsboro Highway in the area of Lowes Crossing Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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