Police say the accident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. in the 6500 block of Lancaster Pike. Evelyn Marks, 41, traveled westbound on the Pike in her Nissan SUV.
The News Journal reports that Marks cross the center dividing line and crashed into a semi head-on traveling eastbound. Marks’ SUV immediately caught on fire on impact, and officials declared her dead at the scene of the wreck.
The driver of the dump truck, Shawn Spinella, barreled through a guard rail and into a ditch after the fatal collision. Spinella sustained injuries and required extrication from his truck, receiving treatment at Christiana Hospital afterward. Police report that the dump truck driver did not wear a seat belt, according to The News Journal. It is unclear if Marks wore a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The following statistics on motor vehicle crashes in 2014 are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):