Seaford man killed in near head-on collision

HARBESON — A 53-year-old Seaford man was killed in a near head-on collision that happened on Thursday at around 6:42 a.m. on Harbeson Road, according to the Delaware State Police.

According to police, a 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Harbeson Road and a 2002 Ford Ranger was traveling southbound on Harbeson Road in the same general vicinity.

For unknown reasons the driver of the Ford F-150, an 18-year-old male from Milton, failed to maintain the proper lane and entered into the opposing travel lane, directly in front of the Ford Ranger.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, the man from Seaford, was unable to avoid the F-150, which resulted in a near head-on collision.

The 18-year-old driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was taken to the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes by ambulance in serious condition.

The 53-year-old driver was wearing his seatlbelt, however, police said he was extensively trapped in his truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The reason for the lane departure is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

Harbeson Road between Rust Road and Martins Farm Road was closed for around three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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