Lewes resident, 23, dies in crash near Dewey Beach

DEWEY BEACH — The Delaware State Police on Sunday identified the name of the driver who died in a crash on Saturday at 12:04 p.m. on Coastal Highway (SR 1) south of Dewey Beach, as Logan B. Anderson, 23 of Lewes.

The crash remained under investigation Sunday by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Troop 7 – Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 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.

Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said that a 2016 Subaru Forester passenger car was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane in slow-moving stop and go traffic. A 2013 Ford Escape was traveling in the left lane behind the Subaru. A 2015 Honda CRV was traveling in the left lane behind the Ford Escape and had just come to a stop. A 2013 Nissan Rogue was traveling in the left lane at a higher rate of speed and was approaching the stopped traffic.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the Rogue failed to recognize the stopped traffic and as a result, allowed the front of her vehicle to impact the rear of the Honda CRV. As a result of this impact, the front of the CRV struck the rear of the Escape. The front of the Escape then struck the rear of the Forester. All impacts occurred in the left lane. All vehicles were pushed or continued northbound where they came to rest in the northbound left lane, upright oriented in a northerly direction.

The driver of the 2013 Nissan Rogue, Ms. Anderson, was not properly restrained. She was transported to the Beebe Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the 2016 Subaru Forester, a 50-year-old of Greenbelt, Maryland, was properly restrained and was not injured. She refused medical treatment at the scene. There were two adult passengers in her vehicle who were also properly retrained and also refused medical treatment at the scene.

The driver of the 2013 Ford Escape, a 44-year-old of Ocean View, was properly restrained. She was transported to the Beebe Hospital by ambulance, where she was treated and released for minor non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the 2015 Honda CRV, a 52-year-old of Millville, was properly restrained. She was transported to the Beebe Hospital by ambulance where she was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Northbound Coastal Highway was closed for approximately three hours during the investigation and clean-up efforts. Southbound Coastal Highway (SR 1) was not closed or affected.

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