UPDATED 5/24/19 – Delaware State Police say the passenger who died in a crash on Roxana Road last Wednesday was 81 year old Sallie Anne Ziff of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Police say the driver of a Corolla was stopped in the travel lane with their left turn signal on, waiting to turn into a commercial business and turned into the path of an Acadia that was travelling in the opposite direction. Police say everyone in both vehicles were properly restrained, but two rear passengers in the Corolla were injured – and one was pronounced dead at Beebe Medical Center. The investigation is continuing.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a deadly crash that took place Wednesday evening in Millville.
Troopers say around 8:05 p.m. a 2018 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound of Roxana Road (SR 17) north of Powell Farm Road and stopped in the travel lane with the left turn signal activated, waiting to turn left into a commercial entrance. At that time, a 2013 GMC Acadia was traveling southbound on SR 17 approaching the Corolla. The operator of the Corolla proceeded to turn left into the path of the Acadia. As a result, the front of the Acadia struck the right side of the Corolla.
The operator of the Corolla, a 57-year-old male from New Hope, PA was properly restrained and not injured. The front seat passenger, a 59-year-old female from Frankford, DE was properly restrained and not injured. A rear seat passenger, a 78-year-old female from Philadelphia was properly restrained and sustained serious injuries. She was transported to Beebe Medical Center and later to Christiana Hospital. A second rear seat passenger, an 81-year-old female from New Hope, PA was properly restrained and sustained serious injuries. She was transported to Beebe Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the GMC Acadia, a 28-year-old female from Selbyville was properly restrained and not injured. A front seat passenger and two rear seat children passengers were also in the vehicle, properly restrained and did not sustain any injuries.
Roxana Road was closed for approximately 1.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. The investigation is ongoing.