Crash On Hollyville Rd. Leaves Girl Dead


A 13-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered in a crash between a Jeep and a flatbed truck.

According to Delaware State Police, a 17-year-old Frankford girl lost control of the Jeep as she was traveling northbound on Hollyville Road approaching the intersection with Harmony Cemetery Road Monday afternoon.
The Jeep crossed into the southbound lane and started to spin, and it was struck on the passenger side. The truck then crashed into a tree.

A 13-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Jeep died at the scene. Her name has not been released. The 17-year-old driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

The truck was driven by a Salisbury man.

A portion of Hollyville Road was closed for about three-and-a-half hours because of the crash and investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3264 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

According to State Police:

The initial investigation has determined a 2006 Jeep Liberty operated by a 17-year-old female of Frankford, DE, was traveling northbound on Hollyville Road, approaching the intersection at Harmony Cemetery Road.  At this time, a 2016 Freightliner flatbed truck was traveling southbound in the same vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Jeep lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane, and began rotating in counterclockwise rotation, exposing the passenger side.  The operator of the Freightliner, a 26-year-old male of Salisbury, MD, applied the brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision, but the front right of the truck struck the passenger side of the Jeep. After impact, the Jeep was forced off the west side of the roadway, and came to a rest. The Freightliner was redirected off the west side of the roadway and struck a tree with its front right before coming to rest south of the impact.