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Christmas Eve Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Injured In Dover

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DOVER, Del. - Delaware State Police are investigating a two-car crash that claimed the life of a Magnolia woman and left two injured.

According to officials, the crash occurred at 6:34 p.m. on Christmas Eve as 38-year-old Angela L. Francisco of Dover drove a 2006 Nissan 350Z north on South State Street. Investigators say the Nissan began to skid while continuing to travel north and crossed into the southbound traffic lane, where its passenger's side was reportedly struck by a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by 63-year-old David L. Martin of Magnolia. After the impact, the cars reportedly traveled south for approximately 80-feet, coming to rest on South State Street in the area of Tall Pines Drive.

Officials say Francisco, who was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was transported to Kent General Hospital and then flown to Christiana Hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition.

Martin, who reportedly was properly restrained, was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was reportedly admitted in serious condition.

Officials say the passenger in Martin's vehicle 54-year-old Carol Y. Reppond of Magnolia was reportedly not properly restrained and was transported to Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officials are continuing to investigate this crash, where preliminary reports show alcohol was involved on the part of Francisco. The roadway remained closed for approximately three hours as troopers investigated and cleared the crash.

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