Newark, Del. – A University of Delaware senior was killed early morning of Sunday after a car in which she was a passenger was struck by another vehicle that failed to stop at a redlight on U.S. Route 40.

The fatality was identified as Alexis DeFrancesco, age 22, resident of Hartly, Delaware, a fashion merchandising major, was scheduled to graduate at the end of the fall semester.

The whole of community of the University of Delaware is extending their deepest condolences and sympathies to family and friends of Ms. DeFrancesco. Dean of UD’s student affairs, José-Luis Riera concluded that they are all devastated and truly mournful by this tragic event.

At least one person died and two were injured critically following a crash in Bear, Delco.

The mishap took place at about 1:17 o’clock Sunday morning westbound toward Pulaski Highway or Rte. 40 near the corner of Brookmont Dr.

According to police report, that 22-years-old De’ayre J. Ewing-Wright who resides in Bear, was behind the wheel of his Nissan Pathfinder and traveling at top speed. As he was running through a red light and entered the intersection, he hit the front passenger’s side of a Nissan 2013 Altima that was being operated by Alec Clark, age 18.

Alexis DeFrancesco who was seated in the front seat passenger bore the brunt of the impact. She was rushed by the EMS to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead.  Clark and Ewing-Wright were delivered to the same hospital in serious condition.

Delaware State Police say De’ayre J. Ewing-Wright will face charges. Police sources say it will be up to the state attorney general on exactly what the formal charges will be.

Traffic laws of Delaware gave a definition of maximum speed that any driver travelling along the roadways of Delaware can drive legally. If motorists are driving over this speed limit, they can be given traffic citation, charged fine, have license suspended or even get arrested.

Only Interstate 49 and Delaware Route 1 in Delco have a maximum speed limit of 65 MPH. Majority of its two-lane state roads mandates a 50 MPH speed limit while all of its two-lane urban roads require a speed limit of 25 MPH. Its 4–lane highways allow speed limits up to 55 MPH.

The maximum speed limit of Delaware is relatively low compared with the other total of 40 states that have higher maximum speed limits than Delco’s top speed of 65 miles per hour.

The maximum limit of 65 MPH is the speed for rural freeways and interstates. Rural freeways are the sections of major highways that passing through rural and sparsely populated areas so they can safely allow faster driving. It is the rural highways having the highest legal speed limits in Delaware.

The maximum speed limit allowed on freeways in urban areas and interstates is still 65 MPH. Urban freeways are extensions of  bigger highways located within  densely populated city limits that are generally more susceptible to traffic congestion and other hazards.

If you have received a traffic ticket which may result in a large fine or potentially losing your license and Job, contact an experienced Delaware traffic lawyer now for free consultation and beat that ticket!

Source: WBOC Com



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