Three men were involved in a major crash outside of Ellendale on Saturday night, leaving two severely injured and a third pronounced dead at the scene.
At 10:05 p.m., a 28-year-old driver of a 2007 Honda Accord was speeding in the right lane of North Du Pont Boulevard headed north, according to Delaware State Police. He then made an aggressive lane change, from the right lane to the left lane to maneuver around a vehicle traveling the same direction, police said.
The driver lost control of the Accord, which then spun off the road where it struck the right side of an unoccupied and disabled 2016 Ford Explorer parked on a private drive east of North Du Pont Boulevard.
Police said they believe the impairment of the 28-year-old driver from Georgetown was a factor in the crash, though toxicology results are pending.
He was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. His 19-year-old front passenger was airlifted to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.
A 33-year-old rear-seat passenger, who was also not restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification of the next of kin.
The deadly scene left the roadway closed for about four hours while police looked into what happened. The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate.
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