Selbyville woman dies in head-on crash near Millsboro

MILLSBORO – A Selbyville woman died Thursday afternoon when the car she was driving collided head-on with a Mack truck, Delaware State Police report.

Lisa P. Wyatt, 50, of Selbyville was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 3:04 p.m. Thursday on Hardscrabble Road near Godwin School Road west of Millsboro, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Investigation revealed Ms. Wyatt was eastbound on Hardscrabble Road (SR 20) when her 2004 Ford Escape crossed into the westbound lane on a moderate curve into the path of a 2016 Mack 12-wheel roll-off container hauler driven by Ryan D.F. Johnson, 27, of Salisbury.

Mr. Johnson swerved in attempts to avoid the Escape but the vehicles collided head-on, Cpl. Fournier said.

Ms. Wyatt, who was properly restrained, was extensively trapped and was pronounced dead at the scene, Cpl. Fournier said.

Mr. Johnson was properly restrained and was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation.  Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this case.

SR20 between Godwin School Road and Country Living Road was closed for approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated and the large amount of debris was cleared.  DNREC also responded to assist with a minor diesel fuel spill from the truck tanks.

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