Philadelphia Man Killed In Laurel Head-On Collison, Two Others In Critical Condition

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred Thursday afternoon on Seaford Road at the intersection of Mount Zion Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali.

Ali said on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at approximately 4:38 p.m., a 1998 Honda Civic operated by a 25-year-old male of Seaford was traveling northbound on Seaford Road, in Laurel, just south of Mount Zion Road negotiating a slight right curve. At this time, a 1998 Mazda B25 operated by a 55-year-old male of Delmar, DE., was traveling southbound on Seaford Road in the same location. Due to unknown circumstances, the Honda and the Mazda struck head-on in the northbound lane of Seaford Road.

The 25-year-old operator of the Honda was not properly restrained. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Also inside of the Honda, there was an 18-year-old male front passenger from Philadelphia, PA. The front passenger was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 55-year-old operator of the Mazda was properly restrained and transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

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