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Friday, December 23, 2011

Troopers Investigate Lewes Fatal Car Crash

Location: SR 24 (John J. Williams Highway), ½ mile east of CR 277 (Robinsonville Road), Lewes, DE

Date and Time of Occurrence: Friday, December 23, 2011 at 12:50 a.m.

Operator and Vehicle:

Dakota R. Sabia, 20, Millsboro, DE
2009 Hyundai Elantra


Dakota R. Sabia
22 year old Millsboro, DE man

Lewes, DE- The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a single vehicle crash in which two people were killed that occurred early this morning.

The incident happened at approximately 12:50 a.m. as Dakota R. Sabia, 20, was operating a 2009 Hyundai and was traveling westbound on SR 24 east of Robinsonville Road. For an unknown reason, Sabia lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway and began rotating in counter clockwise direction. Her vehicle then crossed the eastbound lane of the road before exiting the highway and striking a tree with its front passenger side door. A 22 year old Millsboro, DE man who was seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. His identification is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

Dakota Sabia was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at approximately 5:20 a.m.

Both occupants of the vehicle were properly restrained at the time of the crash. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor at this time. John J. Williams Highway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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