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Published on Jul 17, 2011
Ray LaHood- NHTSA, NTSB have totally ignored our recommendations. Utility Trailer Safety Recomendations and proposals have languished and been destroyed by NHTSA, NTSB, State Farm, Geico, Farmers, Public Safety Officials and our Government except VIRGINIA. We have the documents, we have the Proff that Norman Minetta has ignored countless letters and countless deaths.
To sit in a car trapped for 20 minutes and loose your life this should not happen!!!
tate police have confirmed a highway fatality on Del. 9 near Delaware City.
Sgt. Paul Shavack identified the woman killed as Shati A. Miller, 26, of Delaware City.
The accident happened around 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of River Road (Del. 9, north of Wrangle Hill Road (Del. 72).
Miller's southbound Cadillac was struck head-on by a trailer that was loaded with lawn equipment after it broke away from a northbound pickup truck that was pulling it.
She was trapped for more than 20 minutes before being freed by rescue crews from Delaware City and Goodwill of New Castle fire companies, and taken to Christiana Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the pickup, Allen Gurtler, 66, of Delaware City, was not injured, Shavack said.