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Bethany Beach Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained in Crash

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police say a Bethany Beach woman died Friday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash she was involved in more than a week ago.

Police said the crash occurred on at around 3:28 p.m. Thursday, May 23, as 46-year-old John E. Venters of Georgetown was operating a 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound on Asbury Road approaching the intersection of Hardscrabble Road west of Georgetown. Troopers said that at the same time, 81-year-old Neva L. West of Bethany Beach was operating a 2008 Ford Escape eastbound on Hardscrabble Road and approaching the same intersection. 

Investigators said that for unknown reasons, Venters failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued through the intersection and into the direct path of the Ford Escape. They said that as a result, the pickup truck struck the left side of the Escape in the middle of the intersection. Police said that after impact, the truck continued in a southerly direction before coming to a stop south of the intersection on Asbury Road.  The Ford Escape continued east and came to a stop on the edge of Hardscrabble Road, according to police. 
Troopers said Venters, and a 14-year old female passenger, who were properly restrained, were not injured in the crash. 

Police said that West, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where she remained until she succumbed to her injuries on Friday morning.

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