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Sussex Countian
  • Woman dies in Georgetown crash

  • An 81-year-old Bethany Beach woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a May 23 crash near Georgetown.
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  • An 81-year-old Bethany Beach woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a May 23 crash near Georgetown.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. as 46-year-old John Venters of Georgetown was operating a 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound on Asbury Road approaching the intersection of Hardscrabble Road. At the same time, Neva West was operating a 2008 Ford Escape eastbound on Hardscrabble Road approaching the same intersection. For unknown reasons, police said Venters failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued through the intersection and into the direct path of the Escape. As a result, police said the pickup truck struck the left side of the Escape in the middle of the intersection. Police said after the impact, the truck continued in a southerly direction before coming to a stop south of the intersection on Asbury Road. The Escape continued east and came to a stop on the edge of Hardscrapple Road.
    Police said Venters and a 14-year-old female passenger, who were properly restrained, were not injured in the crash. West, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she remained until she succumbed to her injuries and died the morning of May 31.
    Police said the incident is still under investigation.
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