Milton woman killed in crash near Ellendale
A 68-year-old Milton woman was killed in a crash on Route 16.
The crash occurred at 5:30 p.m., May 20, as Elizabeth Welch drove a 2005 Toyota 4Runner east on Route 16, east of Orchard Road. For an unknown reason, the vehicle veered off the south edge of the roadway and traveled more than 300 feet on a grassy area along the road before striking a tree.
Welch, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported by ambulance to Milford Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived. She was properly restrained at the time of the crash.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation. The roadway was closed for approximately two hours as troopers investigated and cleared the crash.