Bethany woman dies, several others injured in crash near Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – An 85-year-old Bethany woman died and several others were injured Saturday afternoon in a head-on crash near Georgetown.

The crash occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Redden Road east of Check Road, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said.

Eleanor Brown, a rear-seat passenger in one of the vehicles, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, Sgt. Bratz said.

Investigation revealed Brooks Goldman, 79, of Bethany was operating a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country eastbound on Redden Road and Lashawn Jones, 44, of Magnolia was westbound in a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. Both vehicles had several passengers.

The Chrysler crossed into the westbound lane and the vehicles collided, investigation revealed.

Brooks Goldman was admitted to Milford Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

June Goldman, 77, a front right passenger in the Chrysler, was airlifted to the Christiana Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Donald Brown, 87, of Bethany, was treated for minor injuries at Milford Memorial Hospital and released.

The rear right passenger, Eleanor Brown, died from injuries at Milford Memorial, Sgt. Bratz said.

Lashawn Jones was treated at Milford Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

Sharon Jones, 41, of Magnolia was airlifted to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

A 12-year-old passenger was initially taken to Milford Memorial and later transferred to AI DuPont Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Two other passengers in the Sequoia – an 11 year old and a 14-year-old – were not injured.

Alcohol and drugs were not factors in this collision. All occupants of both vehicles were properly restrained.

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