Woman Dies After Losing Control of Vehicle on Snow-Covered Road and Crashing Into Pond in Delaware

A woman died after losing control of her vehicle while driving on a snow-covered road and then crashing into a pond in Townsend, Delaware.

The 35-year-old Dagsboro resident was driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata northbound on the curved portion of State Route 1 Wednesday shortly after 1 p.m. when she lost control.

Her vehicle slid off the east edge of the roadway and went down a snow-covered grass embankment before crashing into a retention pond. The vehicle became completely submerged in water and the woman was unable to get out.

Rescue divers eventually pulled the woman out and she was taken to Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police are notifying next of kin before releasing the victim’s identity.

Wednesday’s mixture of snow and freezing rain led to slippery road conditions across the region as well as several crashes.

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