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Rehoboth Beach, DE - American Israeli Killed In Delaware By Drunken Driver

Jun 29, 2011
Rehoboth Beach, DE - Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. on Coastal Highway, just south of Bay Vista Road.

Police said Dawn R. Layfield, 43, was driving a 2008 Nissan Rogue southbound on Coastal Highway when she struck the rear of a Bash moped operated by 44-year-old Yoram Mosha from Key West, Fla. The force of the collision caused the moped to be projected forward as the victim was thrown into the hood of the Nissan. Layfield then stopped her vehicle, causing the victim to tumble onto the shoulder of the roadway.

Layfield, who was not injured in the crash, was taken into custody for one count each of 1st degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She was arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correction Institution for lack of $7,500 cash bail.

With the help of Chesed Shel Emes, Yoram’s body is being transferred today for burial to Jerusalem.