Frankford woman killed in collision with truck

DAGSBORO — A 59-year-old Frankford woman was killed in a collision with a truck on Dagsboro Road north of Fire Tower Road at around 2:05 Friday afternoon, according to the Delaware State Police.

State police did not provide the name of the deceased woman pending notification of her next of kin.

A police investigation has determined that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by the woman, was headed northbound on Dagsboro Road.

The woman’s car veered from her travel lane for an unknown reason and crossed the center line in a leftward direction, directly into the opposing travel lane towards a 2017 Volvo 12-wheel roll off container hauler being driven by a 60-year-old Maryland man.

The truck driver swerved right but was unable to avoid the Cobalt and both right front areas of their vehicles struck each other on the southbound shoulder.

The collision caused the Cobalt to rotate in a clockwise direction before coming to a stop in an unplanted field on the west side of the road facing in a southwesterly direction.

The Volvo truck continued in a southerly direction before leaving the west edge of the roadway and coming to rest in the same unplanted field close to the car.

The driver of the Chevy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was properly secured and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Drugs or alcohol usage is not believed to be a factor for either driver.

Dagsboro Road was closed for about four-and-a-half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared as well as due to massive debris cleanup.

Police are continuing their investigation into the crash and anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Cpl. J. Burns of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.

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.

Reach the Delaware State News newsroom at newsroom@newszap.com

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