Milton– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on Saturday morning on the Lewes-Georgetown Freeway (Route 9) west of Hudson Road.
On Saturday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 7:55 a.m., a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic drove a 17-year-old man from Georgetown, DE, traveling westbound on the Lewes-Georgetown Freeway (Route 9), just west of the intersection at Route d’Hudson. At that time, a 2018 Kia Optima sedan driven by a 30-year-old man from Lewes, DE was traveling eastbound in the same vicinity.
For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet crossed the continuous left turn lane and into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of the Kia, resulting in a head-on collision in the middle of the eastbound lane. After impact, the Chevrolet came to rest in the continuous left-turn lane, facing west. The Kia turned violently clockwise and slid off the road, coming to a stop on the side of the road.
The operator of the 17-year-old Chevrolet, who was properly strapped in, was pronounced dead at Beebe Medical Center. The identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
The 30-year-old Kia operator, who was also properly strapped in, was taken to Beebe Medical Center with serious injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was clear.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl / 2 Ryan Albert of the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppers.com .
If you or someone you know are a victim or witness to a crime or have lost a loved one to sudden death and need help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources to you 24 hours a day through a toll-free 1-800-VICTIME-1 hotline. (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Unit Manager at [email protected]
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