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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Parked Tow Truck

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in north Wilmington late last night.

On February 10, 2024, at approximately 10:38 p.m., a Kia Optima was traveling southbound on Governor Printz Boulevard when it began navigating a curve near Lore Avenue. As the vehicle continued traveling southwest on Governor Printz Boulevard, it veered off the road and crossed onto the right shoulder, where an unoccupied Ford F-650 flatbed tow truck was parked. The Kia collided with the tow truck, becoming lodged underneath it, and subsequently forced the tow truck into the gated entrance of Ellmore Auto Collision.

The 30-year-old driver of the Kia, a resident of Wilmington, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld until her family is notified.

The southbound lanes of Governor Printz Boulevard were temporarily closed for approximately 4 hours, while the northbound lanes were closed for about 1 hour as investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.



The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling (302) 365-8483. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at





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