UPDATE: Crash claims life of 23-year-old in Georgetown

5/25 UPDATE: Delaware State Police have identified the victim in this crash as 23-year-old Brianna Wright of Salisbury.


GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Thursday evening in Georgetown.

According to police, shortly before 6 p.m., a 2015 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on East Trap Pond Road, approaching the intersection at Hardscrabble Road, where there is a posted stop sign. At the same time, a 2014 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Hardscrabble Road, approaching the intersection at East Trap Pond Road. Police say Hardscrabble Road is a through-way at this location, and vehicle traffic is not required to stop.

For unknown reasons, the Civic reportedly failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued into the intersection, directly into the path of the Accord. As a result, the front of the Accord hit the left front of the Civic, forcing the Civic off the roadway. The Civic then rolled once before coming to a rest in a residential yard. The Accord was also reportedly forced off the roadway and came to rest in a residential yard.

Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the crash. Police say the driver of the Accord, a 60-year-old Seaford woman, was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the Civic, a 23-year-old Salisbury woman, was taken to an area hospital for serious injuries, where she was later pronounced dead. Identification is pending notification of next-of-kin.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no other injuries were reported.

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