One dead, four injured in crash near Selbyville

SELBYVILLE – A 74-year-old Ohio woman was killed, and four other persons were injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash near Selbyville, Delaware State Police report.

The crash occurred Aug. 17 at approximately 7:52 p.m., at the intersection of Gum Road and Roxana Road involving a 2018 Nissan Altima and a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Investigation revealed the Altima, driven by the woman from Weston, Ohio, was southbound on Gum Road and failed to stop at a stop sign directly into the path of the Traverse.

The Altima driver, who was properly restrained, was transported to the Atlantic General Hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The deceased woman’s name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Traverse, a 50-year-old man from Middle River, Maryland, was properly restrained.  He was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Baltimore Shock Trauma with serious injuries, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Three passengers in the Traverse – a 53-year-old woman, a 36-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman – were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Roxanna Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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