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2 Injured After Car, Tractor-Trailer Collide in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Authorities say two people were seriously injured after the car they were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer in Georgetown on Friday morning.

Delaware State Police said the accident happened at 8:38 a.m. as Michael Johnson, 29, of Seaford, drove a 1999 Ford Contour east on Seashore Highway (St. Rt. 404), west of Vaughn Road. Troopers said that for an unknown reason the car swerved into oncoming traffic, toward a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer, Daniel Jacobs, 57, of Seaford, attempted to avoid a collision by swerving toward the right shoulder of the westbound lane. However, police said the Contour, after crossing the center line in the roadway, struck the driver's side of the trailer. It then spun several times and came to rest off of the roadway, according to investigators.

Johnson and his passenger, Shalamar Johnson, 27, also of Seaford, were both transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Shalamar was admitted to the hospital with serious leg and internal injuries. Johnson was flown from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to Christiana Hospital, where troopers said he was admitted in critical condition with several injuries. It is not known if the occupants of the Contour were properly restrained, police said.

Jacobs was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured, according to investigators.

Seashore Highway was closed for approximately five hours while troopers investigated the crash and cleared the scene.

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