Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Memorial Drive

(New Castle, DE 19720) On Tuesday (10/18), at approximately 9:30 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Memorial Drive, east of Bizarre Drive, for a motor vehicle crash.

The New Castle County Emergency Medical Services, Holloway Terrace and Minquadale Fire Companies also responded to the scene.

Investigators from the Traffic Services Unit assumed the investigation which revealed a 2009 black Kia Sorento crossed the center raised median and struck a red Ford Escape head-on.

Witnesses reported they observed the black SUV cross the center median once prior to the collision.  The vehicle regained control in the proper lane of travel before crossing the center median again just before the collision.

Both subjects, a 56-year- old female and a 57-year-old male, in the black Kia Sorento were pronounced deceased on-scene by paramedics.  The operator of the red Ford Escape was transported to the Christiana Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

This investigation is still ongoing and we ask anyone that might have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Detective Kevin Maloney at Kevin.Maloney@newcastlede.gov or by calling the non-emergency number at (302) 573.2800.