UPDATED: Smyrna-area Crash Leaves Clayton Woman Dead

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UPDATED – 11/07/23 – Delaware State Police have identified 47 year-old Christina Thompson of Clayton, Delaware, as the woman who died in a fatal crash in Smyrna on Saturday November 4 =============================================================== ORIGINAL STORY – 11/05/23 – A single vehicle crash Saturday night near Smyrna has left a Clayton woman dead. Delaware State Police say…

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UPDATE: Victim Identified; Fatal Crash in Smyrna Involving Four Vehicles

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Update- 9/7: The Delaware State Police have identified 25-year-old Caitlynn Mitchell of Smyrna as the woman who died in a four-car-crash that happened on Tuesday morning in Smyrna. Earlier Post: Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving four vehicles that occurred yesterday in Smyrna. The crash happened on Wheatleys Pond Road at the intersection of…

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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Collision

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A 59-year old driver is dead and a 22-year old passenger is in the hospital for treatment after the vehiclethey were in drifted off the roadway and struck a tree. The collision occurred on Route 13 in Smyrnayesterday afternoon, November 15th. The 59-year old was from Dover, which is also where the 22-yearold lives. State…

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Road-Rage Gunfire in Smyrna Area Under Investigation

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Apparent road rage gunfire in the Smyrna area is under investigation. According to Delaware State Police, troopers responded to the area of Route 13 and Twin Willows Road late Saturday night. A 24-year-old Camden woman says she was driving northbound in the Cheswold area when a red SUV passed her on the shoulder, then slowed…

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Two COs at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center Assaulted by Inmate

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Two Correctional Officers at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna are recovering from injuries after they were assaulted Thursday night by an inmate with an improvised weapon. Both officers were treated for injuries – and have been released from the hospital. The investigation is continuing – no further information has been released.

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Suspect Arrested For Aug. Homicide In Kent Co.

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A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with a homicide in August. According to Delaware State Police, 37-year-old Christopher Porter was developed as a suspect in connection with the August 20th murder of 65-year-old Richard George Junior of Clayton. George was found dead in the living room of his home. An autopsy determined that…

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Update: Sussex Absconder Located

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Update: An off-duty Milton Police officer apprehended an offender who had fled from a work detail earlier Wednesday, according to the Delaware Department of Correction. The DOC said 21-year-old Brian Sadler of Smyrna failed to return to the Sussex Community Corrections Center from a work detail in Harrington. Sadler of Smyrna was serving for a…

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Woman Charged In Smyrna Child’s Death

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A woman faces two counts of Murder by Abuse or Neglect in connection with the death of her child, whose remains were discovered near a softball field in Smyrna but went unidentified for months. 28-year-old Kristie Haas faces new charges in a superseding indictment, according to Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings. Haas and her husband,…

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Update: 2 Fatally Shot In Smyrna; Suspect Turns Gun On Self

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Update: Delaware State Police have released the names of the people who died in a double murder-suicide Tuesday as 38-year-old Stephanie Gill of Smyrna, DE, the victim involved at Smyrna Middle School, and 21-year-old Deanna Dominick-Dalton of Clayton, DE, the victim involved at McLane Gardens. The suspect was identified as Llewellyn Gill of Hartly, DE. This incident continues to remain under…

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Police ID Victim Of Recent Kent Co. Homicide

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Delaware State Police have identified the victim of a recent homicide. 37-year-old Sergio Wilkerson of Smyrna died of stab wounds suffered during a party February 6th on Millchop Lane in Magnolia. 46-year-old James Palmer of Dover has been arrested for murder, attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony. A…

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Traffic Stop On Coastal Highway Results In Drug Arrest

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A traffic stop along Coastal Highway at Cave Neck Road has led to the arrest of a Smyrna man for drug-and-weapons offenses. Delaware State Police said a speeding vehicle was pulled over Wednesday morning, and the smell of marijuana led to an investigation. According to police, a search turned up some marijuana, two large throwing…

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DUI Suspect Resists Arrest, Crashes Into Traffic

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A Felton man who was found asleep at the wheel of a vehicle is facing charges after Smyrna Police said the man nearly struck them with his vehicle. According to Police, 25-year-old Mazen Faraj of Felton became combative when he was awakened by police, in the vehicle along Route 13. Police said Faraj sped away…

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Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Collision

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A Dover woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Smyrna over the weekend. Delaware State Police say the driver kept going after striking the victim Sunday at about 1:21 a.m. on Route 13 southbound just south of Brenford Road. The woman, for unknown reasons, was in the left southbound travel lane and…

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Rite Aid now testing for coronavirus in Delaware

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Free coronavirus (COVID-19) tests are now being offered at the Rite Aid in Smyrna, Delaware. The Rite Aid, located at 200 Pharmacy Drive in Smyrna, will conduct drive up service in the pharmacy’s parking lot, and will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Results are available between two and seven days. Rite…

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Former Owner of Several DE Massage Parlors found Liable on Civil RICO Violations

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The operation of several massage parlors throughout Delaware – including Rehoboth Beach – led to the arrest of 55 year old Da Zhong Wang, formerly of Smyrna – on RICO charges.  DOJ officials then filed a civil suit against Wang alleging racketeering – the first in Delaware involving human trafficking.  This week a Superior Court…

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Inmate found dead at Vaughn prison in Smyrna

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The Delaware Department of Correction and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science are investigating the death of an inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. On Sunday, 71-year-old Theodore Benson, of Millsboro, was found unresponsive lying on the floor of his cell. Life-saving measures were taken by medical staff until EMS arrived, who…

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Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash Near Lewes

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Delaware State Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a SUV on Plantation Road Friday evening around 5:30.  Police say the operator of the motorcycle, 54 year old Robert Willoughby of Smyrna, was southbound on Plantation Road in the shoulder traveling at a high rate of speed in heavy traffic when a the…

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Smyrna Man Arrested After Chase in Oak Orchard Area

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A Smyrna man has been charged after leading Delaware State Police on a chase while driving under the influence of drugs Thursday night.  Police spotted a Ford Ranger on Cannon Road near Millsboro just after 7pm with no brake lights.  Police tried to stop the vehicle which turned onto Route 24 westbound and then speeding…

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DOC Installs Security Cameras at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

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Following Governor John Carney’s Independent Review post-riot at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the Delaware Department of Corrections has completed security camera implementation at JTVCC, ten months ahead of schedule. Governor Carney and members of the General Assembly allocated 2.5 million dollars for the project, which began in October 2017, which was seven months after…

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