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Update: 6-Year-Old Girl Killed in Crash on Millsboro Highway

Posted: Sep 09, 2018 2:57 PM -04:00 Updated:

MillsboroDel.- A 6-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Millsboro on Sunday after an SUV ran a stop sign, according to Delaware State Police.

Police said the crash happened at about 11:41 a.m. Sunday in the area of Millsboro Highway at Lowes Crossing Road.

Police said a Jeep Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road approaching the intersection of Millsboro Highway. At the same time, police said a Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound on Millsboro Highway and approaching the intersection of Lowes Crossing and Bald Branch roads. Millsboro Highway is a throughway and does not stop. Police said that meantime, a Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling westbound on Bald Branch Road and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Millsboro Highway.

Police said the Cherokee failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed directly in front of the Caravan, causing the Caravan to hit the right side of the Cherokee. Police said the impact caused the Caravan to spin and go off the roadway where it hit the front of the Dodge Ram and went into the grass.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 30-year-old woman from Frankford, was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. Her 6-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the second row seat, was also taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The driver of the Caravan, a 64-year-old man from Salisbury, Maryland, and his passenger, a woman from Salisbury, were both taken to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where they were treated with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was released, but as of Sunday night, the woman was still admitted to the hospital, police said. The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 46-year-old man from Georgetown, was not injured.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, according to police, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Millsboro Highway in the area of Lowes Crossing Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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