UPDATE: Rehoboth Beach woman dies in two car collision Saturday night


3/28 UPDATE: Police have identified the victim in Saturday night’s fatal crash in Milton.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Katelyn Irwin of Rehoboth Beach.

The crash remains under investigation.


MILTON, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Saturday night.

Police say around 8 p.m., a 19-year-old Milford woman was traveling westbound on Shingle Point Road in a Chevrolet Cruze. As the woman approached the intersection of Gravel Hill Road, a 43-year-old Smyrna man was traveling northbound on Gravel Hill Road in a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Police say as the Chevrolet approached a sharp right curve in the road, the driver went into the opposite lane of Shingle Point  Road. The Chevrolet then went into the northbound lane of Gravel Hill Road, directly into the path of the Ford. The front right side of the Ford hit the front left side of the Chevrolet. The crash forced the Ford off of the roadway and overturned before hitting a fence post and a tree.

The Milford woman was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. An 18-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman who was in the passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The Smyrna man driving the Ford was not hurt. A 41-year-old Smyrna woman in the passenger seat was taken to the hospital and admitted with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Sgt. Nick DeMalto at 302-703-3269.

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