85-year-old woman identified in crash near Delaware City

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles that occurred on River Road (RT 9) at Hamburg Road around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Delaware City (DE): The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the driver who died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash on River Rd. (Rt. 9) at Hamburg Rd., on June 16, 2020, as 85-year-old Margaret Lacy of New Castle, DE.

Police say a 2020 Jeep Compass operated by an 85-year-old female from New Castle, was traveling eastbound on Hamburg Road, approaching River Road (Rt. 9). At the same time a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 operated by a 42-year-old female from Delaware City was traveling southbound on Rt. 9, approaching Hamburg Road.

According to state police, the Jeep Compass had stopped at the posted stop sign but then attempted to turn left towards northbound Rt.9 entering into the path of the Dodge Ram resulting in the front center of the Dodge Ram striking the left front side of the Jeep Compass.

As a result of the collision, the Jeep Compass spun in a clockwise direction, coming to rest south of the initial impact. The Dodge Ram was redirected after the collision and traveled off the east edge of the roadway, coming to rest on the east side of the road., police said.

Both operators were properly restrained and transported to a nearby hospital after the collision., police said.

The operator of the Jeep sustained injuries she was unable to recover from and died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The operator of the Dodge was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

As a result of the crash, RT 9 at Hamburg Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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