State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Newark

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

On February 16, 2024, at approximately 5:34 a.m., a red 2019 Kia Forte was traveling westbound in the left turn lane on E. Chestnut Hill Road (State Route 4), approaching the intersection with Augusta Drive. At the intersection, the Kia turned left towards the Augusta Square Shopping Center in the path of travel of a silver 2014 Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling eastbound in the right-thru lane on E. Chestnut Hill Road. As a result, the front of the Chevrolet struck the right side of the Kia in the intersection.

The driver of the Kia, a 73-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital, where she died. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Chevrolet, an 18-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.



The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. 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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