Update: Seaford Woman Dies Of Injuries Suffered In New Castle Co. Crash
Delaware State Police have identified the 60-year-old Seaford woman who died as a result of injuries in a crash in New Castle County early Wednesday morning.
Tina Kratz died in a local hospital.
The man who was driving the vehicle that crashed on Route 13 near I-295 was hospitalized with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Delaware State Police say he fell asleep at the wheel.
The vehicle, which was towing a trailer, ran off the road, hit a large sign pole and landed on its roof.
The accident is still under investigation.
A crash on Route 13 south of I-295 in New Castle County early Wednesday morning claimed the life of a passenger, a 60-year-old Seaford woman.
According to Delaware State Police, a southbound vehicle towing a trailer left the roadway, traveled onto the shoulder, spun around and crashed into a sign pole before it landed on its roof. The woman later died in a hospital. The driver, a 65-year-old man, apparently fell asleep at the wheel. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.
State Police said both occupants were wearing their seatbelts.
The crash and investigation impacted traffic on southbound Route 13 for about three hours. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information is asked to contact the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at http://www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.