32-year-old woman killed in SUV, tractor-trailer crash is identified

Pepperbox Road at Whitesville Road (Route 30) east of Delmar (Photo: Google maps)

DELMAR, DELAWARE (4/28/2017) A 35-year-old woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her SUV collided with a tractor-trailer east of Delmar, the Delaware State Police said.

The crash was reported at 12:43 p.m. at the intersection of Pepperbox Road and Whitesville Road (Route 30).

Police said Rebecca L. Allen, of Millsboro, was southbound on Pepperbox driving a 2002 GMC Yukon.

Police said she failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the side of a westbound tractor-trailer, which had no stop sign on Whitesville Road.

“As a result, the Yukon began to violently rotate multiple times before coming to a stop on Whitesville Road west of the intersection,” Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said. The tractor-trailer came to a controlled stop.

Allen, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 32-year-old man driving the 2016 Kenworth tractor, pulling a 2014 Ledwell trailer, was not injured. Fournier said he was wearing a seat belt.

Whitesville Road was closed at Pepperbox Road for about four hours while police  investigated and the wreckage was cleared.

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