UPDATED: DE National Guard Member Dies in Crash While Helping Disabled Vehicle on I-95


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UPDATED – 11:15am – A 25 year old citizen warrior from the Delaware National Guard died after a four vehicle crash in New Castle County Wednesday night. Corporal Erin Sheets (nee Sasse), of Delmar, DE, was delivering Thanksgiving meals when she saw an accident on I-95 and stopped to render aid. She was struck by another vehicle. Sheets was a member of the 153rd Military Police Company – she is survived by her husband, Randy, and three children.

A second person was killed in that crash – 29 year old Lorenzo Deer of North East, Maryland who stopped to help the driver of another vehicle involved in the crash was killed when another driver veered to avoid hitting the disabled Civic and struck Deer who ended up in the left southbound lane and was struck by another vehicle.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this crash.


The Delaware National Guard lost a Citizen Warrior Wednesday night, during a tragic car accident near Christiana. Corporal Erin Sasse, 25, from the Delaware Army National Guard’s 153rd Military Police Company, had pulled off the road to assist a disabled vehicle after she witnessed the accident on I-95. Sasse had been delivering Thanksgiving meals to Delawareans in need that night when she saw the accident and attempted to render aid, when she was tragically struck by another vehicle.

“The Delaware National Guard lost a true Citizen Soldier all too soon,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Berry, Delaware National Guard’s Adjutant General. “Our hearts go out to her friends and family during this difficult time, as we all are reeling from this tragic news.”

Sasse is survived by her husband Randy and three children.