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UPDATE: Dover Police Investigating Deadly Three-Car Crash

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DOVER, Del.- UPDATE: A second person has died from the crash that happened at Webbs Lane in Dover.

On Friday, police say 25-year-old Shawn Shannon passed away from his injuries resulting from the collision. 

Authorities say, the Collision Reconstruction Unit is seeking witnesses who were observed on camera that were at the scene when both of the accidents occurred.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111 and ask for Officer Brian Wood.  

 

 

 

Dover police are investigating a deadly three-car crash near South DuPont Highway and Webbs Lane.

Officers responded to the scene shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a 2011 Toyota Sienna, driven by 67-year-old Deborah Young, was driving south on South DuPont Highway approaching Webbs lane. A 2019 Kia Soul, driven by 27-year-old Wayne Briney, attempted to turn left from the northbound turn lane on the highway onto Webbs Lane. The front of Young's car reportedly struck the passenger sign of Briney's car, resulting in both cars spinning. 

Police said road conditions were wet at the time.

Young's car came to rest facing northbound in the right lane of the southbound lanes. Briney's car came to rest along the west edge of the southbound lanes of the highway, police said.

Shortly after the accident, 27-year-old Shawn Shannon entered the roadway on foot in an effort to help those involved. While he was helping, a 2007 Jeep Cherokee, driven by 56-year-old Michael Baize, struck Young's car. The impact caused her car to cross the southbound lanes of the highway, the grass median and the northbound lane of the highway. Shannon was also struck by one of the vehicles, according to police.

Young was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.

Shannon is currently in critical condition at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. Both Briney and Baize were treated at the hospital but later released with minor injuries, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and no determination on any potential charges has yet been made.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Officer Brian Wood at the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-TIP-3333. 

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest, police said.

 

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