1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Car Catapults

By David Chang
|  Sunday, Jun 16, 2013  |  Updated 8:48 AM EDT
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1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Car Catapults

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A woman is dead and two other people injured after a car accident in Delaware.

Police say 45-year-old Lisa Hicks was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in the westbound lane of Pepperbox Road Saturday, around 6:30 p.m. in Delmar.

As the car approached Brittingham Road, investigators say Hicks somehow lost control of the vehicle and drove into a drainage ditch before striking a driveway culvert. The car catapulted into the air and overturned several times before finally coming to a stop at the intersection of Pepperbox and Brittingham Roads.

Mindy Hicks, 27, a front seat passenger inside the car, was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the preliminary investigation suggests that she was properly restrained at the time of the crash.

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Lisa Hicks was flown to Christiana Hospital where she is currently in critical condition. A third passenger, 32-year-old Ernest Doney, was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle, landing in a grassy area. He was taken to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he is in serious condition.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating the accident. 
 

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