State police say four people were killed and a child was critically injured after three separate accidents that took place Friday night into early Saturday morning in Delaware.
The first fatal crash occurred in Frederica, Delaware around 10:40 p.m. on Friday. Frederica is located in Kent County about 60 miles south of Wilmington. Police say 42-year-old Tricia Martin of Camden, Del., was driving a 2009 Acura MDX westbound on Barratts Chapel Road.
Investigators say her Acura crossed over the eastbound lanes and off the south side of the roadway where it drove along a ditch line and collided with a telephone box and fence. The vehicle then struck an embankment, causing it to overturn on its side.
While Martin was still inside the vehicle, investigators say her 10-year-old daughter, Taryn Martin, exited the car and tried to ask for help from a passing vehicle that was stopped at the roadway near the Acura.
While she was talking, investigators say a 2005 GMC Yukon, driven by 49-year-old Richard Triola of Magnolia, Del., was traveling eastbound on Barratts Chapel Road when it struck the Acura.
During the crash, Tricia Martin was ejected from her vehicle and thrown onto the roadway while Taryn Martin was struck by one of the vehicles and thrown onto the grass.
Tricia Martin was flown to the Christiana Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Taryn Martin was transported to Kent General Hospital and then transferred to A.I. DuPont Hospital where she is currently in critical condition.
Triola was taken to Kent General Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The second accident occurred around 12:20 a.m. in Wilmington, Del.
Police say 31-year-old Rhashem Revelle of Wilmington was driving a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Airport Road at a high speed. As he entered into a right curve, investigators say Revelle lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the center median before re-entering the eastbound lanes.
The Jeep then exited the south side of the road and struck a raised curb before crashing into a metal traffic pole. The impact caused the vehicle to roll onto the driver’s side and slide until the top portion of the vehicle struck a tree.
Revelle and one of his passengers, 27-year-old Tynisha Scott of Bear, Del., were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The third passenger, 26-year-old Andre Revelle of Wilmington, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The final accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. in Gumboro, Delaware, which is about 100 miles south of Wilmington in Sussex County.
Police say 46-year-old Donald Davis of Millsboro was riding a scooter southbound on Cooper Road. While turning at a sharp left curve, investigators say he crossed into the northbound lanes, lost control and was ejected from the scooter, crashing into a ditch.
Davis, who police say was not wearing a helmet, struck his head on the pavement and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police continue to investigate all three accidents.