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Deadly Three Vehicle Crash in Georgetown

Posted: 11/03/2017 22:13:00 -04:00 Updated:

GEORGETOWN, Del. -- Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal car accident that happened Friday evening in Georgetown.

Around 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Jesser Figueroa, 50 of Georgetown, was driving southbound on Warrington Road, approaching the intersection of US 9. A  pickup truck driven by John H. Scott Jr., 48 of Georgetown, was approaching the same intersection, as well as another pickup trick driven by Ruben Lourenco, 62 of Ellendale.

Police say for unknown reasons, Figueroa didn't stop at the stop sign and drove directly into the intersection colliding with Scott and Lourenco.

Scott, who wasn't properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lourenco, who was properly restrained, was transported to the Beebe Medical Center where he was admitted with minor injuries.

Police say Figueroa left his car and fled the scene on foot. Figueroa was later located and taken into custody without incident after he was located by the Delaware State Police Helicopter hiding in ditch several hundred yards away from the collision.

Jesser Figueroa, was charged with Vehicular Homicide 2nd Degree, Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision, Driving without a valid license, Failure to Report, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign. 

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. County Seat Highway (US 9) was closed for approximately 4 ½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.



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