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Updated: Tractor-trailer Crashes into House Near Seaford

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Tuesday morning's crash scene west of Seaford. (Photo: WBOC) Tuesday morning's crash scene west of Seaford. (Photo: WBOC)

SEAFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say three people were hurt following a multiple-vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailers in which one crashed into a house west of Seaford on Tuesday morning.

Police said the crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. as a Ford Mustang operated by 19-year-old Joshua Hurley, of Cambridge, Md., was traveling westbound on Stein Highway (SR20), just west of Shufelt Road (CR552). Troopers said that meantime, a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old Anthony Hughes, also of Cambridge, was traveling eastbound on Stein Highway and approaching the Mustang. Police said another tractor-trailer, operated by 70-year-old William Robinson, of Federalsburg, Md., was also traveling eastbound directly behind the first tractor-trailer. 

Investigators said a GMC Sierra, operated by 37-year-old Oscar Garcia, of Seaford, was traveling directly behind the Mustang when for unknown reasons the Mustang left its lane of travel and entered into the eastbound lane of Stein Highway. Police said the first tractor-trailer attempted to avoid the collision but the left front of the Mustang struck its left side. Troopers said that after the initial collision, the first tractor-trailer continued eastbound a short distance before pulling over to the shoulder of the roadway. Investigators said the Mustang spun counter-clockwise in the eastbound lane, directly in the path of the second tractor-trailer, resulting in a second collision. 

The Mustang was pushed off of the north side of the roadway making contact with a utility pole, came to a stop and became engulfed in flames, according to police. Police said the second tractor-trailer went off the north edge of the road and struck the front of a home on Stein Highway. The GMC Sierra was not involved in the initial crash and swerved off the road and sustained minor damage, according to invesatigators. Both of the trailers were empty and were en route to the Laurel Grain.

Police said Hurley, who was properly seat-belted, was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He was cited for failure to remain within a single lane.

Troopers said Hughes, who was properly seat-belted, was uninjured in the crash.

Police said Robinson, who was properly seat-belted, was transported and admitted to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Garcia, who was properly seat-belted, was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, investigators said.

Stein Highway was closed from Shufelt Road to Green Briar Road for more than four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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