UPDATE: DSP investigating fatal crash in Milford, victim identified

1280 Milford Crash

7/30 UPDATE: Police have identified the victim in this crash as 33-year-old Leslie McMullen of Wilmington.

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MILFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Wednesday morning in Milford.

At approximately 9 a.m., police say a 2009 Toyota Prius was traveling northbound on Canterbury Road approaching Deer Valley Road. At the same time, a Peterbilt Truck Tractor pulling a trailer was traveling southbound on Canterbury Road, just southeast of Deer Valley Road. As the Toyota traveled northbound, it crossed the double solid yellow line, partially entering the opposing travel lane. The 64-year-old male driver of the Truck Tractor was unable to avoid colliding with the Toyota, ultimately hitting the Toyota and redirecting it into a northwest direction. As the Toyota rotated, the 33-year-old female driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle.

The Toyota and driver came to a rest on the grass shoulder of the northbound lane.

After the initial impact, the Truck Tractor sustained severe damage and the driver was unable to steer the truck or trailer. The Truck eventually veered out of the southbound lane, traveled across the northbound lane, and off the northeast edge of the roadway. The truck then hit several trees before coming to a rest in a wooded area just off the roadway.

The female driver of the Prius, from Lincoln DE, was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Truck Tractor was from Milford, DE, and was not injured in the crash.

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