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Friday February, 3 2023 @ 12:44

Nature: Vehicle Accident w/Medics

Location: Laundry Mat

Address:  26396 Bay Farm Rd Millsboro, DE 19966

 On Friday, February 3rd, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle accident off Bay Farm Road in the shopping center near Harris Teeter.  It was reported to have a person struck by a vehicle.  Additional emergency alerts included the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad, the Sussex County Paramedics as well as the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit – Trooper #2.

Emergency response units from Indian River included Rescue 80 from the Oak Orchard facility and Engine #80-1 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.

Emergency response crew assignments included assistance with patient stabilization, identification and preparation for landing of the aviation unit, traffic control and overall incident mitigation efforts.

It appears that a female pedestrian was struck causing significant injuries.  It was determined that the aviation unit would be utilized and a landing zone was designated at the American Legion Post #28 off John J. Williams Highway.  The patient was transported to Christiana Medical Center for additional medical services.  Updated information regarding the patient is illustrated below.

The Delaware State Fire Police coordinated traffic control for the arrival and departure of aviation unit.

The Delaware State Police are investigating. 

Additional information may be viewed via the attached link:

https://www.capegazette.com/article/karen-m-shiles-had-zest-life/254275

https://www.capegazette.com/article/woman-dies-after-struck-jeep-long-neck-parking-lot/253676

Updated:  February 6, 2023

A Georgetown woman died Feb. 5 after police say she was struck while walking in a Long Neck parking lot.

The woman, 62, was walking in the Back Bay Shopping Center parking lot at 12:44 p.m., when she walked in front of a Jeep Wrangler driven by a 60-year-old Millsboro woman who had just started moving after being stopped at a stop sign near the intersection with Route 24 and Bay Farm Road, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto with the Delaware State Police.

The Jeep struck the woman at a very low speed, causing her to fall to the ground, DeMalto said.

The woman was flown by helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries, but she later died. Identification of the victim is pending notification to her family and relatives.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured. No other vehicles were involved in this crash.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident and ask anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Sergeant J. Burns at 302-703-3269. Information may also be sent by Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.