One person was killed and three people were injured in a head-on collision in Middletown Wednesday night, according to Delaware State Police.
The name of the man who died, a 24-year-old from Middletown, has not yet been released.
Police said that a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 57-year-old woman from Virginia Beach and a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 24-year-old man from Townsend were driving in opposite directions on Warwick Road south of Middleneck Road.
At 8:18 p.m., police said one of the cars drifted across the middle of the road, hitting the other vehicle head-on. State police are still investigating which car caused the crash and which direction the drivers were initially heading.
Both drivers and their passengers were taken to the hospital, where police said the 24-year-old passenger in the Mercury later died. The 24-year-old driver of the Mercury, the 57-year-old driver of the Jeep and her 63-year-old passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the road was closed for about seven hours on Wednesday, and the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. J. Jefferson at 302-365-8484 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
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