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Police Identify Drivers Killed in Route 1 Crash

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have released the names of the two drivers who died in a head-on crash that occurred over the weekend on Route 1 near Dover.

The victims have been identified as 37-year-old David W. Stoms of Middletown, and 28-year-old Matthew E. Bair of Felton.

The crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. Troopers said Stoms was driving a 2010 Toyota Yaris north on Route 1, about one mile south of the Dover Air Force Base, when he encountered a Ford Mustang traveling south in the northbound lanes. 

Police said both vehicles swerved simultaneously and collided head-on. 

After the impact, the cars traveled south together and came to rest engulfed in flames. 
 
Authorities said Stoms, who was the driver of the Yaris, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt, according to investigators.  

Yaris' 11-year-old daughter, who was a passenger in the Yaris, was transported to Kent General Hospital and then flown to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is listed in critical condition.
 
The driver of the Mustang, identified as Bair, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Route 1 northbound was closed for approximately five hours as troopers investigated and cleared the crash.
 
The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the crash.
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