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Sussex Countian
  • Laurel woman charged with DUI in crash that injured 4

  • A 29-year-old Laurel woman was driving under the influence of drugs and without a license when she caused a crash near Seaford that sent her, her children and another driver to the hospital on Thursday, police said.
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  • A 29-year-old Laurel woman was driving under the influence of drugs and without a license when she caused a crash near Seaford that sent her, her children and another driver to the hospital on Thursday, police said.
    Hayley L. Womer’s 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son were not properly restrained in car seats when the crash occurred on Stein Highway, west of Shufelt Road, about 1:30 p.m., police said.
    Both children were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford with non-life-threatening injuries. The girl was later flown to A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, where she was listed in serious condition.
    Womer and the driver of the vehicle she struck, 79-year-old William B. Baker of Seaford, also were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuires.
    According to police, the crash occurred as Womer’s 2012 Kia Sorento was heading west on Stein Highway and failed to see Baker’s 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck stopped in the westbound lane as the Seaford resident waited to make a left turn into a private driveway.
    Womer’s Kia struck the right rear corner of the pick-up, causing the Chevrolet to roll over onto its roof in the center of the road. Womer’s  Kia came to rest in a ditch on the northside of the road way.
    Womer is charged with driving under the influence, driving while suspended or revoked, three counts of vehicular assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of failing to use a child restraint and failure to provide proof of insurance.
    She later was released on an $11,550 unsecured bail.

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