One Dead, Six Others Injured In Crash Near Harrington Saturday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal two-car collision that occurred Saturday night north of Harrington, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 26, 2022, at approximately 6:53 p.m., a 31-year-old Marydel, Maryland man was driving a Honda Civic northbound on S. DuPont Hwy (US 13) in the left lane approaching the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road. The Civic entered the left turn lane and median crossover and then, without stopping, began crossing southbound S. DuPont Hwy to Hopkins Cemetery Road.

At the same time, a 31-year-old Salisbury, Maryland woman was driving a GMC Terrain southbound on S. DuPont Hwy (US 13) in the right lane approaching the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road. Pepper said as the Honda crossed into the path of the GMC, the front bumper of the GMC struck the Honda’s passenger side door within the right lane of S. DuPont Hwy. After the collision, the GMC pushed the Honda into a stop sign and then into the parking lot of Callaway Furniture located at 15152 S. DuPont Highway.

The 31-year-old Marydel man was flown to an area hospital where he was admitted in serious condition. Seated in the front passenger seat of the Honda was a 30-year-old Bridgeville man who sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

EMS transported the 31-year-old Salisbury woman to an area hospital where she was admitted for non-life-threatening injuries. Also in the GMC was a 59-year-old female, a 31-year-old female, a 6-year-old female, a 5-year-old female, and a 3-year-old male. All passengers were transported to an area hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours for the crash investigation and cleanup.