Delmar man charged with DUI, Vehicular Homicide after woman dies in crash

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Thursday night at the intersection of Delmar Road and North Spring Hill Road.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 6 p.m., Thursday as a 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck, operated by 22-year-old Luke Figgs, of Delmar, Delaware was traveling southbound on Susan Beach Road.

The Ford stopped at the intersection of Delmar Road for a posted stop sign, intending on continuing south onto North Spring Hill Road. At the same time, a 1999 Honda Accord, operated by a 30-year-old Mardela Springs, Maryland woman was traveling eastbound on Delmar Road approaching the same intersection.

The Ford entered the intersection and pulled directly into the path of the Honda where the front of the Ford struck the front driver side of the car. As a result, the Honda rotated counterclockwise off the southeast corner of roadway and into the grass where its passenger side struck a utility pole.

The Ford failed to stop at the scene and began traveling eastbound on Delmar Road. An officer from the Delmar Police Department found the hit-and-run vehicle on East Pine Street in Delmar, Maryland where a traffic stop was initiated and police made contact with the driver, Figgs who was taken into custody without incident. 

The driver of the Honda, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where she died as a result of her injuries. Her identification is pending notification of next of kin.

There were two passengers, ages 4 and 29, who were inside of the Honda at the time of the crash. They were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

Figgs was not injured and was committed to the Wicomico County Detention Center on DUI and other traffic related charges in Maryland. There is an active warrant for his arrest on Vehicular Homicide (Felony), and two counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd (Felony), and numerous traffic related charges.

The road was closed for approximately six hours while the investigation was completed and the crash was cleared.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information pertinent to the investigation is urged to contact Corporal/3 Argo at 302-703-3264 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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