Ellendale woman dies from injuries sustained in Wednesday crash

ELLENDALE – An Ellendale woman seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon died Friday, Delaware State Police report.

Cora L. Lofland, 62, died at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained the crash that occurred at the intersection of Fleatown Road and North Old State Road, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

State police investigation revealed Ms. Lofland was operating a 1993 Mercury Villager west on Fleatown Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign and continued into the intersection into the path of a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 39-year-old Gabriel Marquez Torres of Harrington.

North Old State Road is a throughway and is not a required stop, Cpl. Fournier said.

Ms. Lofland was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital.  She was admitted in serious condition but died Friday afternoon.

Mr. Marquez Torres, who was properly restrained, was transported by EMS to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation. Alcohol is not a factor in this case and no charges will be forthcoming, Cpl. Fournier said.

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