Millsboro woman killed in crash on Mt. Joy Road


The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning east of Millsboro.

Police said the incident occurred around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, as a 49-year-old Millsboro man was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound on Mt. Joy Road just west of Cordrey Road, while a 31-year-old Millsboro woman, identified as Shena L. Coverdale, was driving a 2001 Buick Century eastbound on Mt. Joy Road, approaching the Silverado.

For unknown reasons, police said, the Silverado exited the north side of the roadway before re-entering Mt. Joy Road. After re-entering the roadway, they said, the Chevrolet rotated sideways as it crossed the double solid yellow line and into the eastbound lane of travel, striking the left side of the Buick.

After the impact, the truck continued off the south side of the roadway, where it overturned multiple times before coming to as stop on its left side, according to police. The Buick was forced off the south side of the roadway, where it came to a stop, they said.

The driver of the Silverado was properly restrained and transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The 31-year-old woman, whose name was being withheld mid-week, pending notification of next of kin, was properly restrained and transported to Beebe Healthcare, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit was continuing their investigation into the incident, and no charges had been filed as of Jan. 20. Mt. Joy Road between Cordrey Road and Cannon Road for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone may have witnessed the collision, they are being asked to contact Cpl. N. DeMalto at (302) 703-3267. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”