UPDATED Monday, 11:10am – The Delaware State Police have identified the driver in the crash Sunday morning east of Laurel as 18 year old Miranda A. Daugherty. She was the driver of a Kia Optima who was killed in a single vehicle crash with a tree that occurred just before 3 Sunday morning on Fire Tower Road just north of Route 9.
UPDATED – 9:45am – An 18 year old Laurel woman is dead after a crash just before 3 this morning on Fire Tower Road east of Laurel. Delaware State Police say the teen was apparently speeding and went wide in a curve, over-corrected and began to spin off the roadway into a tree. Police say the victim was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending the notification of the next of kin.
Delaware State Police are investigating a deadly crash just before 3 this morning on Fire Tower Road between Discount Land Road and Route 9 east of Laurel. County Paramedic and Laurel EMS officials on the scene say a single vehicle crashed into a tree and State Police report there was a death in the crash. The roadway was closed for about 3 ½ hours – and reopened after 6:30 this morning. WGMD will have more as it becomes available.