Delaware State Police

*Final Update* Troopers Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash – Bridgeville

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Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Bridgeville, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash which occurred last night east of Bridgeville.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 4:44 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 as Holly Hoopes-Marine was operating a 2009 Kia Rio eastbound on Seashore Highway west of the intersection of Oak Road and attempted to pass a stopped a vehicle on the right when it lost traction on the wet roadway. The vehicle spun approximately 90 degrees in a counter clockwise direction into the westbound lane of Seashore Highway. As the Kia Rio entered the westbound lane it struck a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Karen Collins, who was traveling westbound on Seashore Highway. After impact the Kia Rio continued to spin causing the rear right side to strike the left side of the Tahoe and stopped in the middle of Seashore Highway. The Tahoe continued in a north direction and struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of the Myer’s store.

Holly Hoopes-Marine, 28 of Seaford, was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was cited for Careless Driving and Failure to have Insurance Identification in Possession.

Karen Collins, 69 of Georgetown, was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Milford Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The parked vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The vehicle owner was contacted inside the Myer’s store and was provided with her copy of the accident exchange report.

Seashore Highway in the area of Oak Road was shut down for approximately one hour while the collision was investigated and cleared.

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Released: 012117 0651

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**Update #1 – Roadway Open**Troopers Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash – Bridgeville

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Bridgeville, De. – Seashore Highway and Oak Road has been re-opened. Troopers continue their investigation into this incident.

Released: 012017 1811

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**Traffic Advisory**

Troopers Investigating Vehicle Crash-Bridgeville

Bridgeville, De.- Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on Seashore Highway and Oak Road that occurred today, January 20, 2017 at approximately 4:44 p.m. Both drivers have been transported to an area hospital from the scene in serious condition.

Seashore Highway (SR 404) in the area Oak Road is closed. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 012017 1721

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