State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Georgetown

The Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning in Georgetown that left one woman dead.

On February 29, 2024, at approximately 7:40 a.m., a 2020 Volvo VHD roll-off container truck was traveling westbound on Shortly Road, approaching Bull Pine Road. Simultaneously, a 2008 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on Bull Pine Road, approaching a stop sign at the intersection with Shortly Road, which is a throughway. For reasons under investigation, the Honda failed to stop, and entered the intersection directly in the path of the Volvo. As a result, the front of the Volvo struck the left side of the Honda. The Volvo then overrode the Honda as it continued in a southwesterly direction and overturned as it exited the roadway. After impact, the Honda rotated as it traveled in a westerly direction before coming to a stop in the eastbound lane of Shortly Road.

The driver of the Honda, a 34-year-old woman from Georgetown, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified. The front passenger of the Honda, a 29-year-old woman, was airlifted to an area trauma hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition.

The driver of the Volvo, a 59-year-old man from Millsboro, Delaware, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 6.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling (302) 703-3266. 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 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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