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Hartly Woman Dies in Morning Crash

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HARTLY, Del.– An early Tuesday morning crash has claimed the life of a 42-year-old Hartly woman.

Delaware State Police said that at around 1:30 a.m., Melinda G. Foraker was driving a Honda Civic westbound on Halltown Road (SR8), just west of Hartly Road (SR44) and approaching a slight curve. Troopers said Foraker failed to negotiate the curve and went off the road and hit a large pine tree with its right rear quarter panel.

Investigators said the crash forced the Civic to rotate clockwise and continue in a westerly direction before striking a mailbox, and then another large pine tree with its left front fender.  The car redirected off the second large pine tree, while continuing a clockwise rotation, coming to a stop facing east along the westbound shoulder of SR8, according to police. 

Foraker was not properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident.  Troopers said speed may have been a contributing factor although it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors in this crash.

Halltown Road between Hartly Road and Brittney Lane was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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