Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said on June 19, 2021, at approximately 9:20 p.m., a 2002 Toyota Camry operated by a 17-year-old female from Greenwood was traveling westbound from Milford towards Harrington on Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14) in the area of Deer Valley Road.
A 2017 Freightliner Tractor Trailer operated by a 31-year-old male from Georgetown was traveling eastbound from Harrington towards Milford on Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14) in the area of Deer Valley Road. The driver of the Camry attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone and entered the eastbound travel lane, directly into the path of the Freightliner, said Pepper.
The driver of the Camry tried to move to the eastbound shoulder but was unable to avoid contact with the Freightliner, resulting in the right front colliding with the right front of the Freightliner. The impact caused the tractor-trailer to overturn onto its left side and come to rest in the middle of the two travel lanes. After impact, the Camry traveled south off the roadway and came to rest in a private yard.
The driver of the Camry sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital.
A 19-year-old male from Harrington was a front-seat passenger in the Camry and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next to kin.
The driver of the Freightliner sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and roadway cleared.