A crash during a pursuit in Hockessin, DE left two people in the hospital and caused hours of traffic delays. This comes after police were chasing a Newark woman and a teen boy who were suspects in the assault of a 91-year-old in her home.
The suspects, an unnamed teen and Divedra Morris, 30, crashed at the intersection of Limestone and Little Baltimore Roads after being chased by police. Earlier that morning, police had been called to Springers Lane in Milltown to investigate a burglary of a 91-year-old. The victim told police that a woman grabbed her from behind by another woman, and she noticed the young boy during the struggle. The elderly woman was bruised but otherwise unharmed.
Two intruders were also found at a Romunno Circle home. The homeowner believed it was his wife making noise in the garage as she was coming home, but he found intruders as he went to meet her at the door. The intruders threatened him and demanded cash, but he fled and ran to call 911 at a neighbor’s home.
Dispatchers reported the break-ins, and descriptions of the suspects, over police radio. Police spotted an African-American woman and a teeanger matching those descriptions in a vehicle, and pursued them. The vehicle sped off, beginning a chase down Limestone Road. The driver ran a red light and struck another car.
Both suspects are in stable condition. Morris will be charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree conspiracy, aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, theft under $1,500, criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangering, disregarding a police officer’s signal and numerous other traffic violations. She is currently awaiting trial.
The teen is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree conspiracy, aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, theft under $1,500 and criminal mischief. He was sent to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of posting $147,500 cash bail.
The story serves as a cautionary tale for drivers to be on the lookout. About 133,000 people were injured and 683 killed by crashes in which a driver ran a red light in 2012. Be sure to pay attention, as it may not be you who runs that red.