Two Dead, 1 In Serious Condition After Crash Near Georgetown

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Georgetown – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a two vehicle crash that has claimed the lives of two people, according to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale.

Hale said the investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:12 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, as a 57-year-old Seaford man was operating a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada and was traveling in a westbound direction on US 9 (County Seat Highway) just east of the intersection of CR 444 (Tyndall Road). For an unknown reason, the Oldsmobile crossed the double yellow line and entered the eastbound lane of US 9 directly into the path of a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron, which was being operated by a 76-year-old Georgetown woman, according to Hale. The operator of the LeBaron swerved her vehicle slightly to the right in an attempt to avoid the collision, however, the vehicles collided almost head-on in the eastbound lane. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

Both vehicle operators, who were properly restrained at the time of the crash, were declared dead at the scene. Their names are being withheld pending the notification of their next of kin. A 45-year-old female passenger in the Oldsmobile, who was also properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. It is unknown if impairment on the part of either party was a factor in this crash.

The intersection of US 9 and Tyndall Road was closed for approximately 4 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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