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Police investigating deadly high-speed crash

Police investigating deadly high-speed crash

LAUREL, Del. - Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle.

An 18 year old Laurel woman was pronounced dead at the scene after crashing into a tree at an apparent high speed.

Police say the woman was not wearing a seatbelt while traveling at a high speed on Fire Tower Rd, less than half of a mile north of U.S. Rt. 9.

She then approached a sharp curve, over corrected the turn, and lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle then slid off the roadway and slammed into a nearby tree.

Police say the incident occurred at approximately 2:53 a.m., Sunday. 

Authorities have not yet released the victim's name until family is notified of the incident. 

Fire Tower Rd. was closed for 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Burns of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.


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