UPDATE #2 – Fatal Crash on Library Avenue (SR 72)

On April 28, 2023, at about 2233 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the intersection of Library Avenue (SR 72) and Wyoming Road for a serious crash.  Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles, each containing three occupants, at the scene.

An investigation at the scene determined that a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on Library Avenue approaching Wyoming Road.  At the same time, a 2021 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Library Avenue approaching Wyoming Road.  The Toyota began to turn left onto Wyoming Road in front of the Jeep and the Jeep struck the Toyota.

The front passenger of the Toyota was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication by Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company personnel.  This passenger was transported to an area hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.  The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The driver and passenger from the Toyota were each transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two passengers from the Jeep were also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Jeep refused transportation.

The Newark Police Department was assisted at the scene by New Castle County EMS paramedics, Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company, University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and the Delaware Department of Transportation.

The roadway was closed for about 3 hours while the crash was investigated by the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit.  Impairment is not suspected as a factor in this crash on the part of either driver.

This crash remains under investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact M/Cpl W. Aston at (302) 366-7100 x. 3414 or waston@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page.

Prior Releases:
Update #1 (Roadway Open)
Original Release (Traffic Alert)