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Tractor-Trailer Driver Dies in Georgetown Crash

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GEORGETOWN, Del.– Delaware State Police are investigating an accident that killed the driver of a Mountaire Farms tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon on US 113, just south of Kruger Road in Georgetown.

Delaware State Police said that at around 2:20 p.m., 46-year-old Colette Childers of Lewes was driving a 2005 International Pro Start truck pulling an empty trailer southbound on US 113 when for unknown reasons the truck veered off the right edge of the roadway and hit two trees head-on. Police said Childers, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the accident, police said drivers in the Ellendale and north Georgetown areas called 911 to report a truck driving dangerously on the road. At one point the truck reportedly crossed into the median strip before getting back on the southbound lane on US 113.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the crash.

US 113 southbound was closed for five hours as the crash was cleared.

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