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One Dead, Two Injured in Frankford Crash

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FRANKFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say one person died and two others were injured following a Thursday morning crash in Frankford.

Police said it happened shortly after 8 a.m. when a Mercury Milan was traveling westbound on Daisey Street (CR 54) and approaching the intersection with northbound DuPont Boulevard (US 113), which is controlled by a posted stop sign. 

Police said that meantime, a Ford F-250 was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard in the left lane approaching the intersection at Daisey Street. DuPont Boulevard is a throughway and traffic is not required to stop. Troopers said that for unknown reasons, the operator of the Milan pulled out from the stop sign directly into the path of the F-250.  As a result, the front center of the F-250 struck the left side of the Milan in the intersection.

Police said the operator of the Mercury Milan, 37-year-old Bruce E. Eckerd Jr., of Frankford, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

The operator of the Ford F-250, a 31-year-old man from Delmar, Del., was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  A right front seat passenger was also transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and treated and released.

The intersection at DuPont Boulevard northbound was closed for approximately two-and-a-half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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