Harrington woman killed in crash on Route 13

A serious crash claimed the life of a Harrington woman Monday afternoon after her car went off the road and struck a pole on Route 13.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. as a 47-year-old Harrington woman was operating a 2009 Dodge Charger headed southbound on Route 13 near Paradise Alley Road.

Police say she veered off the west edge of the roadway, tried to regain control of the car and then turned back into the right lane. It was at that time that the vehicle started to travel in a clockwise direction and travelled off the road and struck a Verizon utility pole.

The impact of the crash caused the car to overturn on its roof before coming to rest in a private driveway.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The road was closed for over two hours as the accident was investigated and later cleared.

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