UPDATE: The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the female operator of the GMC Yukon as Rebecca L. Allen, 35 of Millsboro.

This crash remains under investigation.

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The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash east of Delmar.

The incident occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, when a 35-year-old female was operating a 2002 GMC Yukon southbound on Pepperbox Road, approaching the intersection at Whitesville Road (Route 30) and a posted stop sign. At the same time, a 32-year-old male was operating a tractor-trailer westbound on Whitesville Road, approaching Pepperbox Road. Whitesville Road is a throughway and traffic is not required to stop.  

The Yukon failed to stop at the posted stop sign and entered the intersection as the tractor trailer was crossing, striking the right side of the trailer. The Yukon rotated violated multiple times before coming to a stop on Whitesville Road, west of the intersection. The tractor trailer was able to come to a controlled stop.

The 35-year-old female, who was properly restraint was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The 32-year-old male tractor-trailer operator was properly restrained and uninjured.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. There is no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement on behalf of the 35-year-old female at this time.  Whitesville Road was closed at Pepperbox Road for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a fatal crash east of Delmar.

The incident occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, on Whitesville Road, west of Pepperbox Road, and involves a tractor trailer and a truck. The operator of the truck has been pronounced dead at the scene.

Whitesville Road is currently closed at Pepperbox Road. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.