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2 Hurt in Harbeson Area Crash

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MILTON, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash near Harbeson that left two people injured Friday morning.
 
Troopers said that at around 10:30 a.m., 51-year-old Clifton W. Walther of Milton was operating a Chevrolet Econoline van eastbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (U.S. Route 9) just west of Cool Springs Road when for unknown reasons, the van drifted into the eastbound shoulder where he struck a legally parked Motor Corporation trash receptacle truck. 
 
Police said the force of the impact caused the van to spin in a clockwise direction and back into the eastbound lanes of Route 9, where the van was struck in the rear by a Buick Verano traveling eastbound behind it. Investigators said that both vehicles came to a stop in the middle of the roadway, causing it to be blocked in both directions.
 
Authorities said Walther, who was not properly restrained, was ejected from the vehicle.  He was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  He was cited for inattentive driving.
 
Police said 79-year-old Donald D. Newson of Georgetown, who was operating the Buick, was properly restrained and was transported from the scene by EMS to Beebe Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
 
The operator of the parked trash truck was not inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
 
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
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