State Police ID MD woman killed in Route 1 crash

State Police ID MD woman killed in Route 1 crash

Updated Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – 6:11pm

Photo courtesy Delaware State PoliceA 78-year-old Maryland woman died after a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Route 1 near Smyrna.

State police said Brigitte Best of Berlin, Md. was driving northbound when she lost control of her car on the snowy roadway.

Best’s car crossed the median and crashed into a van traveling southbound, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the van were sent to Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The southbound side of Route 1 was closed for about three hours as police investigated and cleared the crash. Traffic was diverted onto Route 13 at 299, causing additional congestion on those roadways.

The investigation is ongoing, but no charges have been filed.

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