Six injured in Dagsboro-area crash

August 31, 2014

Story Location:
Dagsboro  Delaware
United States

Troopers are currently investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred last night, Aug. 30, in Dagsboro.  Six people were injured.

A preliminary investigation determined the crash occurred at approximately 8 p.m., as Shane M. Elliott, 23, of Georgetown, was operating a 2009 Chrysler 300 and traveling eastbound on Sussex 26 (Nine Foot Road) just west of Hickory Hill Road in Dagsboro. His vehicle crossed the center line and entered into the westbound lane of Sussex 26, nearly striking a 2000 Ford Focus operated by Yasmin D. Davis, 23, of Salisbury, Md.

In order to avoid the collision, Davis swerved her vehicle onto the westbound shoulder of the road, but overcorrected as she re-entered the westbound lane. The Focus then left the south edge of the road and entered a cornfield prior to striking the rear of a 2013 Ford F-150 operated by Brandon H. McCabe, 30, of Millsboro, which was pulling out of a residential driveway. After striking the rear of the Ford truck, Davis’ vehicle continued traveling in a southeast direction, ran into the side of a home in the 24000 block of Nine Foot Road and came to a stop.

Davis and three passengers in her vehicle were removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare where they were all treated for their non-life threatening injuries. A 4 month-old girl in her car was flown by EMS helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she  is being treated for her injuries.

A 32-year-old Lewes, woman who was a passenger in the Ford F-150, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare where she was treated and released. McCabe was not injured.

Elliott was cited by troopers with inattentive driving.

The extent of the damage to the home is unknown at this time, and the crash remains under investigation.

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