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One Killed in Crash at Dover Toll Plaza

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DOVER, Del.– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident at the Dover toll plaza on SR1.

Police said that shortly before noon Wednesday, 83-year-old Shirley J. Taylor of Wilmington was driving a maroon colored 2007 Honda Civic southbound on SR1 and approaching the toll plaza. Police said she failed to stop, and ended up underneath the rear crash bar of a 1999 Sterling 10-wheel rollback truck. Troopers said Taylor was extricated by the Dover Fire Department and taken to Kent General Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police said the driver of the rollback truck, 57-year-old Paul A. Leone of Moyock, N.C., was taken to Kent General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Prior to the crash, the Kent County Emergency Operations Center received calls about a maroon colored vehicle driving erratically on SR1.

The toll plaza was closed for two hours while the crash scene was investigated and cleared. The Express Lanes did remain open and tolls were suspended during that time.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into the crash.

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