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Driver Critically Injured in Dover Car Crash

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Dover that left the driver hospitalized in critical condition.

Troopers said they responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Tuesday. According to investigators,  Robert A. Short Jr., 27, of Dover, was driving a 1995 Ford Taurus northbound on Bayside Drive.

Police said Short failed to negotiate a right curve and drove off the roadway, rolled over and hit a tree. According to investigators, Short was not properly restrained and was ejected from the car.

He was transported to Kent General Hospital and later airlifted to Christiana Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

Investigators said alcohol, marijuana and speed may have contributed to the crash.

Bayside Drive was closed for two hours while troopers investigated and cleared the area.

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