UPDATE: The initial investigation has determined that around 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan, 20, 28-year-old Holly Hoopes-Marine, of Seaford, was driving a Kia Rio east on Seashore Highway, west of the intersection of Oak Road. She was attempting to pass a stopped vehicle on the right when her vehicle lost traction on the wet road and spun into the westbound lane of Seashore Highway, striking a Chevrolet Tahoe operated by 69-year-old Karen Collins, of Georgetown. After the impact, the Kia continued to spin, causing the rear right side to strike the left side of the Tahoe before eventually coming to a stop in the middle of Seashore Highway. The Tahoe continued north and struck a parked car in the parking lot of Myer’s Store.

Hoopes-Marine was transported from the scene by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was cited for Careless Driving and Failure to have Insurance Identification in Possession. Collins was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Milford Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The parked vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The vehicle owner was contacted inside the Myer’s store and was provided with her copy of the accident exchange report.

Seashore Highway in the area of Oak Road was shut down for approximately one hour while the collision was investigated and cleared.


Delaware State Police are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that occurred today, Friday, Jan. 20, at about 4:44 p.m. in the area of Seashore Highway and Oak Road near Bridgeville. Both drivers were transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

Seashore Highway in the area of Oak Road was closed for some time while police investigated the scene but has since reopened.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.