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Girl, 6, dies in three-vehicle crash near Millsboro

MILLSBORO – A 6-year-old girl died Sunday in a three-vehicle crash near Millsboro.

The crash occurred at about 11:41 a.m. at the intersection of Lowes Crossing Road and Millsboro Highway (SR 24) involving a Jeep Cherokee, a Dodge Caravan and a Dodge Ram pick-up, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The 6-year-old girl was properly restrained and a second-seat passenger in the Cherokee driven by her mother, a 30-year Frankford woman. The girl was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead, Cpl. Jaffe said.

State police investigation revealed the Cherokee was eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road when the driver failed to stop at the posted stop sign and pulled directly in front of the Caravan, which spun and struck the Dodge Ram, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The driver of the Cherokee was treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The driver of the Caravan, a 64-year-old Salisbury man, and a passenger, a Salisbury woman, were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 46-year-old Georgetown man, was not injured.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of either drivers, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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