Delaware State Police have released the name of the Smyrna woman who died in a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus Sept. 19 just north of Smyrna.

UPDATE Sept. 20:

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the 45-year-old Smyrna woman who died in the two-vehicle collision on U.S. Route 13 north of Smyrna Sept. 19 as Kelly A. Brandenburg.


A Smyrna woman died in a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus this morning just north of Smyrna.

Delaware State Police said the crash happened at about 6:06 a.m. on U.S. Route 13 at Black Diamond Road near Helen's Sausage House.

Michael S. Henry, 60, of Smyrna, was driving a 2013 Blue Bird school bus east on Black Diamond Raod, and was attempting to make a right turn onto southbound U.S. Route 13.

As Henry made the turn, he drove directly into the path of a 2008 Kia Spectra, which was traveling in the left lane of southbound U.S. Route 13, police said.

The driver of the Kia was a 45-year-old Smyrna woman, police said.

The right side of the Kia struck the left side of the bus. After the impact, both vehicles traveled southeast for a short distance and came to rest next to each other in the median.

The Smyrna woman, who was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. She was then flown by a Delaware State Police helicopter to the Christiana Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The victim's name is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.

Henry was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured. He was the sole occupant of the school bus which belongs to the McCain Bus Service.

Traffic on southbound U.S. Route13 was restricted to the right hand shoulder for about three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. No charges have been filed at this time.