Series of Deadly Incidents on Delaware Roads


(DELMARVA NEWS NOW) — It has been a deadly start to the week on Delaware roadways, with three deaths happening in Sussex County from three separate incidents.

On Monday afternoon in Houston, 30-year-old Chelsea Wooters of Harrington died when her 2002 Jeep Liberty exited the roadway on Route 14 after she failed to navigate a turn. She struck a mailbox, re-entered the roadway, spun out and eventually flipped landing upside down. Wooten was taken to Bay Health Sussex Campus and later flown to Christiana Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries the following day. The road was closed for around two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

In Harbeson around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, a Ford Transit work van crossed the center line of Route 9, colliding head on with an Isuzu six-wheel box truck. The 50-year-old driver of the Transit was transported to Beebe Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the box truck was not injured. Troopers say speed and impairment do not appear to be factors.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, a 77-year-old woman from Seaford died on a private property off Fire Tower Road in Laurel when she exited her 2012 Ford Escape to retrieve something behind it, and was subsequently run over by the vehicle in reverse. Troopers say they have launched a death investigation but that no fowl play is suspected.