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Rehoboth Beach Police Chief Involved in Weekend Crash, No Injuries

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Police Chief Keith Banks (Photo: City of Rehoboth Beach) Police Chief Keith Banks (Photo: City of Rehoboth Beach)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Rehoboth Beach's Chief of Police was involved in a two-car crash over the weekend, according to the police department and Delaware State Police.

State Police said Tuesday night, that the crash happened around 6:50 a.m. Saturday in the area of SR1 and Miller Road. Troopers said Chief Keith Banks, 47, was driving a 2013 Ford Taurus owned by the City of Rehoboth Beach on SR1 approaching Miller Road. Troopers say 36-year-old Summer M. Clevenger, of Georgetown was driving a 2012  Jeep Patriot northbound on SR1 with the intentions of turning left onto Miller Road to continue westbound. 

According to police, Clevenger stopped at the intersection and then proceeded into the southbound lanes where her Jeep was hit on the passenger's side by Chief Banks. Police said both vehicles came to an uncontrolled stop on the southwest side of the roadway.

No injuries were reported, and police said both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
 
There is an active and on-going investigation into this incident and no charges have been filed, according to state police. 
 
In a news release Tuesday, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department said, "Promoting a safe environment on our roadways is a primary concern of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.  The Rehoboth Beach Police Department will fully cooperate and assist in any way necessary with the investigation of this collision."

The Delaware State Police is requesting any witnesses to the collision to contact Cpl. A. Mitchell at 302-703-3322.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP." 
 

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