Massachusetts man faces numerous charges following crash

GEORGETOWN – A Massachusetts man is free on bond, facing DUI, vehicular assault and other charges following Delaware State Police investigation of a motor vehicle crash Saturday evening in Georgetown.

A child was seriously injured in the crash.

Troopers charged 29-year-old Ryan Loughman of Springfield, Mass., with multiple counts of vehicular assault, DUI (drugs), Endangering the Welfare of a Child while DUI, Following Too Closely, No Proof of Insurance and No Proof of Registration, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said.

The crash occurred at about 7:17 p.m. April 6 on southbound US 113 near Deer Forest Road. Investigation determined a Ford Explorer operated by an Ellendale man was stopped at a red light in the right lane when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Loughman, Cpl. Austin said.

The impact caused the Explorer to overturn and it came to rest in the median.

The driver of the Explorer was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries and a 6-year-old passenger in his vehicle was transported to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children with serious injuries, said Cpl. Austin.

Loughman, who was determined to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, was not injured. A 7-year-old passenger in his vehicle was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries, Cpl. Austin said.

After being charged at Troop 5, Loughman was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $4,810 unsecured bail.

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