A 23-year-old woman from Salisbury, Maryland, died after a two-car crash in the Georgetown area Thursday night, according to Delaware State Police. The other driver involved was taken to a nearby hospital for "minor injuries" and released.
The woman, who was later identified as Brianna Wright, was driving south on East Pond Trap Road at 5:52 p.m. in a 2015 Honda Civic toward Hardscrabble Road, police said. At the same time, a 60-year-old woman from Seaford was heading west on Hardscrabble Road toward the same intersection in a 2014 Honda Accord.
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Hardscrabble Road is a through-way at this intersection, police said, meaning the driver of the Accord did not need to stop. However, East Pond Trap Road has stop signs posted.
For "unknown reasons," state police said, Wright failed to obey the stop sign at the intersection and drove "directly into the path" of the 60-year-old, who was legally driving straight through the intersection.
The Accord hit the front left of Wright's car, police said. The impact sent both cars off the road and into residential yards. The Civic rolled once before coming to a stop, police said.
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Both drivers were taken to the hospital, where Wright later died. No other injuries were reported.
The intersection was closed for three hours following the crash. State police are still investigating the incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Cpl. R. Albert at 302-703-3266 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at -800-TIP-3333.
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