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FRANKFORD – Two people were killed in a fatal motor vehicle collision Saturday night in the Frankford area, according to Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell, spokesman for the Delaware State …
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FRANKFORD – Two people were killed in a fatal motor vehicle collision Saturday night in the Frankford area, according to Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell, spokesman for the Delaware State Police.
The collision took place at about 9:11 when a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on Roxana Road, east of McCary Road.
Senior Cpl. Hatchell said as the Chevrolet approached a left turn the driver failed to negotiate it and the right-side tires of the truck left the roadway.
The driver swerved to re-enter the roadway and the pickup truck began skidding sideways in a southwesterly direction.
The Chevrolet skidded across the roadway and then exited the north edge of Roxana Road, where it overturned before striking a small tree and then the right rear side of a parked 2005 Chevrolet Silverado in the driveway of a residence in the 36000 block of Roxana Road.
The pickup then struck an attached garage at the same residence.
The 28-year-old Selbyville man driving the pickup truck was not wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The 3-year-old female passenger in the Chevrolet from Selbyville was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
On Monday, Delaware State Police identified the victims as Harvey Justice and his daughter Elleigh Blaine.
Roxana Road was closed for around 7 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit in Lewes continues to investigate the crash.
Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Cpl. 1 J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.