Delaware State Police

**Update** Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Southeast of Laurel

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and pick up truck that occurred early yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. Friday October 21, 2016 as Andrea C. Reid, 71 of Laurel, was operating a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck northbound on Old Stage Road approaching the intersection of Whitesville Road (SR30) which is controlled by a posted stop sign.  Carlton N. Willing, 57 of Laurel, was operating a 2003 Freightliner Tractor Trailer, pulling a partially loaded feed trailer, eastbound on SR30 approaching the intersection of Old Stage Road and had the right of way at this intersection.  For unknown reasons, Reid failed to slow or stop for the stop sign and entered the intersection and struck the right side of the tractor trailer.  After the impact, the pickup truck rotated approximately 180 degrees and was pushed off the right side of the road where it came to a stop in a ditch.  The tractor trailer continued in an easterly direction and pulled to a controlled stop in the eastbound lane east of the intersection.

Andrea Reid, who was not properly restrained, was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced dead as the scene.

Carlton Willing was properly restrained and was uninjured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in this collision. SR30 at Old Stage Road was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 102216 0730

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**Original Release**

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Southeast of Laurel

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and pick up truck at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Whitesville Road (SR30) that occurred around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. One person has died as a result of this crash.

Whitesville Road at Old Stage Road is currently closed.  Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation. 

Released: 102116 1450

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