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From: "Boone Andrea (DSP)"
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:01 PM
Subject: Dewey Beach Patrol Officer Involved in Property Damage Crash

Delaware State Police
News Release
Corporal/2 Andrea Boone
Public Information Officer

Dewey Beach Patrol Officer Involved in Property Damage Crash

Released-Sunday, June 21, 2009

Georgetown-On Saturday, June 20, 2009, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Troop 4 patrol officers responded to the area of Route 9 (Seashore Hwy) and Park Ave (Truck Route 9) for the report of a crash involving an on duty Dewey Beach Patrol Officer.

An investigation revealed that Rebecca Fluharty, 32, of Lewes was operating a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer eastbound on Route 9. Kristen Evick, 36, of Seaford was operating a fully marked 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, directly behind the Mountaineer.

Traffic was stopped in front of the Mountaineer for a red light. Ms. Fluharty was slowing to a stop when Ms. Evick attempted to stop to avoid the Mountaineer, but slid on the wet roadway, causing the front driver’s side of the Crown Victoria to collide with the rear passenger side of the Mountaineer.

The Mountaineer was driven from the roadway into a nearby parking lot. The Crown Victoria continued off of the right edge of the roadway, struck a directional sign then came to rest in a ditch.

Both operators were seat belted and no injuries were reported.

Alcohol is not a factor in this crash.

Ms. Evick, (a 1 year veteran of the Dewey Beach Police Department) was cited with careless driving.