Selbyville woman killed in trash truck, SUV crash near Millsboro

Hardscrabble Road at Godwin School Road (Photo: Google maps)
Hardscrabble Road at Godwin School Road (Photo: Google maps)

MILLSBORO, DELAWARE (1/7/2016) A 50-year-old Selbyville woman died this afternoon when the SUV she was driving collided with a trash truck west of Millsboro, the Delaware State Police said..

The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on Hardscrabble Road (Route 20) east of Godwin School Road.

The woman killed was identified as Lisa P. Wyatt.

Police said she was eastbound driving a 2004 Ford Escape on a moderate curve when the SUV crossed into the westbound lane directly at an incoming truck for unknown reason.

The driver of the 2016 Mack 12-wheel roll-off container hauler, Ryan D.F. Johnson of Salisbury, Maryland, braked and swerved to the right, police said, but was unable to avoid a collision. The front of the SUV struck the left front of the truck.

The Ford spun around and came to a stop off the south side of the road in a grassy area. The truck stopped in the westbound lane.

Wyatt, who police said was wearing a seat belt, was trapped in the wreckage and pronounced dead.

Johnson, also wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, treated for minor injuries and released.

Police are still investigating but said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Hardscrabble Road was closed about 4.5 hours as a large amount of debris was cleared.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control crews assisted with cleanup of a minor diesel spill from the truck’s fuel tanks.