NEWS State troopers investigating fatal two-vehicle crash – Delaware State Police

State troopers investigating fatal two-vehicle crash - Delaware State Police
release date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Laurel late yesterday afternoon that left two people dead.

On January 17, 2023, at approximately 5:09 p.m., a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was traveling westbound on Laurel Road, west of Goose Nest Road. Meanwhile, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 was traveling east on Laurel Road in the same area. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Silverado 1500 pickup truck failed to stay in its lane and crossed the center line into the eastbound lane of Laurel Road, directly into the path of the Silverado 2500, causing a head-on collision between two pickup trucks in the eastbound lane between.

Driver of Silverado 1500, 27 years old Liliana Turnahan A Frankford, Delaware woman buckles up. Driver of Silverado 2500, 38 years old jamin pugh A Laurel, Delaware man was not wearing a seat belt. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Two occupants of Pugh’s pickup truck, his 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old daughter, were properly restrained. Both girls were taken by ambulance to area hospital in critical condition.

Alcohol’s involvement in the accident is unclear. No other vehicles were involved in the collision. The road was closed for about four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Department 7 Collision Reconstruction Team continues to investigate the incident. Soldiers are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Sergeant J. Burns at 302-703-3269.Information can also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to Delaware State Police or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know has been a victim or witness to a crime, or if a loved one has died suddenly and needs help, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Division / Delaware Victim Center Support and resources are available 24 hours a day, toll free, 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461).You can also email Victim Services

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Presented by Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto, Public Information Officer

Posted: 011823 1144


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