Ellendale teen dies in Georgetown crash

August 28, 2023

An Ellendale teen died Aug. 27 following a two-car crash near Georgetown.

The crash happened at 11:38 a.m. when an Ellendale woman, 39, was driving a gray 2007 Mazda 3 southbound on Route 113 south of W. Robbins Road, police said. For unknown reasons, police said, the Mazda swerved sharply to its left and drove through the center grass median and into the northbound lanes, colliding with a 2019 Nissan Murano that was traveling northbound on Route 113.

The front-seat passenger in the Mazda, Gricelda Ramirez-Chilel,18, of Ellendale, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The Mazda driver was taken to an area hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. A 4-year-old boy in the back seat was taken to an area hospital for serious injuries, police said, and later flown to another hospital for treatment.

The male driver of the Nissan, 58, and his front-seat passenger, a 60-year-old woman, both from Bangor, Pa., were taken to an area hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Route 113 northbound was closed for about four hours and southbound Route 113 was closed for about two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Sr. Cpl. J. Smith at 302-703-3267; send a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police; or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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