Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-South Bethany
South Bethany- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on June 14, 2019.
Based on investigative analysis, the incident occurred on June 14, 2019 at approximately 12:57 a.m., when a 2011 Mercedes GLK 350, four door sedan, was traveling northbound on York Road approaching Rebecca Road. York Road is a residential roadway that terminates at a canal access ramp a short distance north of Rebecca Road. A thin cable wire was strung across the entrance to the access ramp. For unknown reasons, after passing Rebecca Road, the Mercedes continued traveling northbound where it entered onto the canal access ramp, struck and ran through the cable wire, and entered into the canal. Once entering into the canal, the Mercedes sank to the bottom and was located on June 29, 2019.
The operator, identified as 70-year-old Linda Bravo of Bethany Beach was located on June 28, 2019 and pronounced deceased. She had been listed as a missing person through the Bethany Beach Police Department since her disappearance on June 14, 2019.
The incident occurred within a residential community, and no roadways were closed during the investigation.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).