BREAKING NEWS: Fatal crash claims life of Dagsboro teen


The Delaware State Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed a 17-year-old girl from Dagsboro on Thursday, June 18. Police said the crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when Shauna R. Kaufman was driving a 1998 Volvo S70 south on Gravel Hill Road north of Millsboro at a reported high rate of speed.

Her vehicle entered a right curve in the roadway and began to rotate clockwise on a wet roadway, they said, and as the Volvo traveled off the south bound edge of the roadway it continued to spin, exposing the driver's side door as the car struck a utility pole.

According to police, Kaufman was trapped in the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the scene. They said it was unknown if seatbelts were used or if alcohol was suspected in the crash. Prior to the crash, police noted, Kaufman was reportedly driving very aggressively.

The roadway was closed for more than two hours.