UPDATE: New Details Emerge on Fatal Accident in Milton Thursday Morning
UPDATED – 03/24/23 11am – The Delaware State Police have identified the woman who died in a fatal collision that occurred in Milton on March 23, 2023, as 30 year old Sheri Foster of Clayton.
UPDATE: 2 p.m. New details have come in from Delaware State Police regarding the fatal accident that occurred this morning in Milton. Police say the driver of a 2022 Ford Escort failed to remain stopped at the stop sign, and he drove into the southbound lanes of Route 1 as he attempted to cross the highway to turn northbound. As a result, the front of the 2011 Ford Fiesta struck the left rear of the Escort. This caused the Escort to begin spinning until it struck a fence off the east side of the northbound lanes of Route 1. The Fiesta also began rotating on the road, which led to a 2005 Honda Accord crashing into the Fiesta in the middle of the southbound lanes.
The driver of the Fiesta, a 30-year-old woman from Clayton, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital but later died from her injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the Escort, an 81-year-old man from Millsboro and the passenger–a 75-year old woman, also from Millsboro, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Accord, a 32-year-old man from Hartly, Delaware, was not injured.
UPDATE 11 a.m.–DelDOT reports the road is cleared. The Talk of Delmarva 92.7 and 98.5 has learned that the accident resulted in one fatality. Investigators will be working on the case. We will have further updates on the investigation as the information becomes available.
ORIGINAL REPORT – 03/23/23 – Northbound and Southbound Route 1 in the area of Route 5 (Union Street Ext.) in the Milton area is being shut down in both directions due to a major accident. Expect traffic redirection in the area. There are reports of serious injuries. The Talk of Delmarva 92.7 and 98.5 will have more information on the crash as it becomes available.