Police: Woman dies in Hartly crash
Police say that they are investigating a single car deadly crash that claimed the life of a woman on Tuesday morning in Hartly.
According to Delaware State Police, around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 42-year-old Melinda Foraker of Hartly, was driving a Honda Civic westbound on Halltown Road, just west of Hartly Road approaching a slight curve.
Foraker reportedly did not negotiate the curve and traveled off the north side of the roadway striking a large pine tree with its right rear quarter panel.
Police say the crash then forced the Civic to rotate clockwise and continue in a westerly direction, striking a mailbox,, then crashing into another pine tree with its left front fender.
The car reportedly redirected off the second large pine tree, while continuing a clockwise rotation, coming to a stop, facing east along the westbound shoulder of SR eight.
Police say that Foraker was not wearing a seat belt, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the incident. Speed may have been a factor although its unclear if alcohol or drugs were factors in this crash. Halltown Road between Hartly Road and Brittney Lane was closed for about four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.