Child killed in crash
Police say an SUV was traveling eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road approaching the intersection of Millsboro Highway (SR 24) with a posted stop sign. A mini-van was traveling northbound on Millsboro Highway approaching the intersection of Lowes Crossing Road and Bald Branch Road. Millsboro Highway is a throughway and does not stop. A Pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Bald Branch Road and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Millsboro Highway. The SUV failed to stop for the stop sign and crossed directly in front of the mini-van. The impact caused the mini-van to rotate off the east side of the roadway where it struck the front of the pickup. The SUV was also forced off the east side of the roadway into the grass.
The driver of the SUV, a 30-year-old woman from Frankford, was properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. Her 6-year-old daughter, a passenger in the second-row seat was properly restrained. She was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the mini-van, a 64-year-old male from Salisbury was properly restrained. He was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, a woman from Salisbury was also transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was treated and admitted with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the pickup, a 46-year-old male from Georgetown, was properly restrained and not injured.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of either driver. Millsboro Highway in the area of Lowes Crossing Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.