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Update: Five Injured in Rt. 13 Crash in Bridgeville

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del.– Five people were injured, including three teenagers, following a three-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Bridgeville, Del.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash happened just before 5:45 pm Wednesday as 65-year-old James S. Wright, of Bridgeville, was driving a 2016 Jeep Wrangler eastbound in the westbound lane of Heritage Drive within the Heritage Shores development. At the same time, police said a 17-year-old girl from Seaford was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Bug northbound on Route 13 approaching the entrance to Heritage Shores Drive just ahead of a 2006 Chevrolet 2500 series work truck driven by 72-year-old Normand Saurette, of Bridgeville. 

Police said that's when the Jeep, traveling in the wrong direction, pulled onto US 13 northbound, hitting the left side of the Volkswagen, then continued on to his the left front of the Chevy work truck, nearly hitting it head-on. This sent the work truck into the Volkswagen, which caused it to spin.

Wright, the driver of the Jeep, was initially taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital before he was taken to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted in serious condition, police said.

The teenage driver of the Volkswagen, along with her two teenage passengers were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. All three were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Norman Saurette was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was also treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  

Police said alcohol appears to be a factor on behalf of Wright and charges may be forthcoming.  US13 northbound and southbound lanes were closed between Cannon Road and Seashore Highway (SR404) for four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
 

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