85-year-old woman killed in dump truck crash in Houston Tuesday

An 85-year-old woman died Tuesday after her car collided with a dump truck in Houston.

Around 9:25 p.m., a Magnolia woman driving a Kia Sportage was traveling north on Broad Street, approaching the Milford-Harrington Highway stop sign, Delaware State Police said in a news release . At the same time, a Kenworth dump truck was traveling east on the Milford-Harrington Highway and approaching Broad Street, which is a highway, police said.

“For reasons under investigation,” police said, the woman did not remain stopped at the stop sign and entered the intersection, directly into the path of the dump truck. The front of the dump truck struck the left side of the Kia.

The driver of the dump truck, a 59-year-old Harrington man, was not injured. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will be released after his family has been informed.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident. Anyone who witnessed the accident should contact the sergeant. A. Mitchell at (302) 698-8518. Information can also be provided by sending a Facebook message to Delaware State Police or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 847-3333.

This article was originally published in the Delaware News Journal: Dump truck crash kills 85-year-old woman Tuesday in Houston

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