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Updated: Two Killed in Sussex County Crash

Posted: 08/04/2017 13:47:00 -04:00 Updated:
Friday afternoon's crash scene west of Georgetown. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Friday afternoon's crash scene west of Georgetown. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware State Police say two people have died following a two-vehicle crash west of Georgetown.

The incident occurred around 1:12 p.m. Friday at the intersection of County Seat Highway and Tyndall Road in Sussex County.

Police say a 57-year-old Seaford, Del., man was traveling westbound on Route 9 in an Oldmobile Bravada when he crossed the double yellow line and into the path of a 76-year-old Georgetown woman driving a Chrysler LeBaron.

The woman in the LeBaron swerved to avoid to Oldsmobile, but the vehicles collided head-on in the eastbound lane.

There is no word yet on the identities of the victims until their families have been notified.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and declared dead at the scene.

A 45-year-old female passenger in the Oldsmobile, was taken to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

The intersection of Route 9 and Tyndall Road was closed for approximately 4 hours so the crash could be investigated and cleared.

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