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Lewes Woman Involved in May Car Accident Dies From Injuries

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HARBESON, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a car crash in May that has since turned deadly.

According to police, on May 14, a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound on Harbeson Road, approaching the intersection with Cool Spring Road. A Honda CR-V was stopped eastbound on Cool Spring Road at the stop sign. A Jaguar XK8 convertible was stopped westbound at the posted stop sign at the same intersection.

For unknown reasons, the operator of the Honda failed to see the Suburban traveling northbound and entered the intersection directly into it’s path, police said.

As a result, the front of the Suburban struck the passenger’s side door of the Honda.  After impact, the Suburban exited the east edge of Harbeson Road and struck the front of the Jaguar that was stopped at the intersection, police said.

The driver of the Suburban, a 37-year-old man from Seaford, was properly restrained and not injured.

The driver of the Honda, a 53-year-old woman from Milton, was properly restrained and transported to the Beebe Medical Center with minor injuries. A front seat passenger, 87-year-old Hella H. Lachman of Lewes, was properly restrained and initially transported to the Beebe Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police. 

Lachman was later transferred to the Delaware Hospice in Milford where she succumbed to her injuries on June 24.

The death was originally ruled as natural causes, but after further consideration, the cause of death was later changed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle collision, according to police..

The driver of the Jaguar, a 37-year-old female from Lewes, was properly restrained and transported to the Beebe Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries. A front seat passenger was also properly restrained and transported to the Beebe Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries, police said.

There is no word yet on if there will be any charges. 

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