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Hockessin Community News
  • New Castle man arrested on charges from fatal on Churchmans Road

  • Th Delaware State police arrested a New Castle County man on charges from a fatal crash that occurred Jan. 3 on Churchmans Road at Iroquois Court in Newark.
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  • Th Delaware State police arrested a New Castle County man on charges from a fatal crash that occurred Jan. 3 on Churchmans Road at Iroquois Court in Newark.
    Robert L. Vanaskey Jr., 37, was charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI.
    Police say Vanaskey was traveling westbound on Churchmans Road where he crossed the double yellow line in the center of the road. They say he entered the eastbound lane, where he struck an eastbound car driven by Melissa L. Foraker, 24, of New Castle.
    Foraker was pronounced dead at the scene and Vanaskey was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.
    Police say Vanaskey was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of the crash. Investigators searched his vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana and associated paraphernalia.

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