Philadelphia woman dies from injuries in US 113/SR 26 crash in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO – A 75-year-old Pennsylvania woman died from injuries sustained in a crash in Dagsboro Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 1:13 p.m. Dec. 28 on US 113 at SR 26, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Police investigation revealed the woman, identified as Geraldine M. Scanlan of Philadelphia, was operating a 2017 Honda CRV and had stopped at the red light on the southbound left turn lane.

For unknown reasons she proceeded into the northbound travel lane into the path of a 2014 Honda Odyssey driven by a 44-year-old Wilmington woman.

The Odyssey struck the front of the CRV, which came to rest in the median. The Odyssey came to rest in a parking lot of a commercial business.

Ms. Scanlan was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to  Beebe Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The driver of the Odyssey, her front seat passenger and rear seat passenger were properly restrained and were not injured in the crash.  Another rear-seat juvenile passenger who was properly restrained sustained a minor injury.  She was transported to the Beebe Medical Center Hospital where she was treated and released.

Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has assumed the investigation from the Dagsboro Police Department and is continuing their review into this incident.

Impairment does not appear to be a contributing factor in this crash at this time, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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