Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred July 30 in Milton.
About 7 a.m., a silver 2014 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Route 16 approaching the intersection with Mulberry Street. At the same time, a gray 2016 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling westbound on Route 16 approaching the same intersection. The Colorado began turning left onto southbound Mulberry Street and entered the path of travel of the Corolla. As a result, the front left of the Chevrolet struck the left side of the Toyota in the intersection.
The operator of the Colorado, a 24-year-old male from Lewes, was properly restrained and was not injured during the collision. The driver of the Corolla, Jennifer Urias Tacuri, 20, of Woodbridge, Va., was properly restrained. She was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The front-right passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old male from Hyattsville, Md., was properly restrained and was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The rear-left passenger of the Corolla, a 19-year-old female from Woodbridge was properly restrained and was airlifted via helicopter to an area hospital in serious but stable condition. The rear-right passenger of the Toyota, a 20-year-old male from Woodbridge was properly restrained and was not injured.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident. The roadway was closed for about three-and-a-half hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Sgt. J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include the name of the victim.