Aug 28, 2010 posted by: Joe Ciccanti-WGMD News
Delaware State Police are investigating a two car crash that killed two drivers and an eight-year old girl. The crash happened yesterday afternoon around 4:30 on Route 8 west of Dover. The two vehicles collided head-on. Cristi Gingerich of Hartly and her 8-year old step daughter—Alexis Gingerich and Edward Lee Senior of Dover were all killed. Two of Gingerich’s daughters were also injured. Both girls were flown to A.I. DuPont. Alcohol is not suspected in the crash.
DSP News Release: Fatal Crash Kills Two Drivers and One Child
Location: RT 8, Halltown Road, east of Rose Valley School Road, east of Dover, DE
Date of Occurrence: Friday August 27, 2010 at 4:34 p.m.
Operators/ Vehicles Involved:
Op 1 – Cristi Lynn Gingerich, 30, Hartly, DE
Veh 1 – 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Op 2 – Edward R. Lee, Sr., 51, Dover. DE
Veh 2 – 1999 Toyota Corolla
Dover – Delaware State Police are investigating a two car crash that killed two drivers and a 8 year-old girl.
The crash happened yesterday just after 4:30 p.m. when Gingerich was driving her Oldsmobile west on RT 8. At the same time Lee was heading east on RT 8 in his Toyota and was approaching Gingerich when his car (Lee) crossed the center line and struck Gingerich’s vehicle head-on.
As a result both Gingerich and her 8 year-old step daughter, Alexis J. Gingerich, and Lee were all killed as a result of the crash.
Two daughters of Gingerich were seated in the rear of the Oldsmobile and were also injured. Both girls were flown to A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children near Wilmington. The 7 year-old was admitted for fractures to the hip and contusions and the 9 year-old girl was admitted for a broken arm and nose.
All occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash and alcohol is not suspected in the crash. The investigation is still on going.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours until the crash scene could be cleared.