Fatal vehicle crash reported in Harrington


HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a Tuesday morning crash that left an 86-year-old Harrington man dead.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at approximately 7:58 a.m. when a blue Dodge Dakota was traveling northbound on Ingram Branch Road approaching a posted stop sign at the intersection of Whiteleysburg Road. A teal green Lincoln Town Car was traveling eastbound on Whiteleysburg Road approaching the intersection of Ingram Branch Road, police said.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the Dakota failed to stop at the posted stop sign and attempted to make a left turn onto Whiteleysburg Road, striking the Town Car head on in the eastbound lane of Whiteleysburg Road. After the impact, the Town Car traveled off the roadway in a grassy ditch, where it caught fire, police said.

The driver of the Dodge was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Town Car, a 33-year-old male from Galena, Maryland, was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover with non-life threatening injuries.

Whiteleysburg Road in the area of Ingram Branch Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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