Tragic Collision on Pulaski Highway: Woman Killed in Dump Truck Crash

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NEWARK, DE — Delaware State Police announced that a fatal collision between a dump truck and a Hyundai resulted in the death of a 31-year-old woman from Maryland. The incident took place on Pulaski Highway in Newark, Delaware, on Monday morning, when the Hyundai failed to slow down and collided with the back of the dump truck.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit reports that on May 22, 2023, at approximately 9:33 a.m., a Peterbilt dump truck loaded with gravel stone was traveling eastbound in the right lane on Pulaski Highway near Corporal Stephen J Ballard Way. A Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Pulaski Highway directly behind the dump truck. As the dump truck began to slow down for a traffic light, the Sonata did not slow down, causing its front bumper to collide with the rear center of the dump truck.

The driver of the dump truck, a 59-year-old man from Colora, Maryland, was properly seat belted and uninjured during the collision. The driver of the Sonata, a 31-year-old woman from North East, Maryland, was also properly seat belted. She was transported to an area hospital, where she died from injuries sustained during the collision. The identification of the victim is pending notification to her family.

Pulaski Highway between Summit Bridge Road and Corporal Stephen J Ballard Way was decreased to one lane of travel for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit, and troopers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Corporal Grade One P. McAndrew at 302-660-3846. You can also reach out to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333 to share any information you may have.

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