Man listed in critical condition following serious crash on Sussex Highway

Man in critical condition after crash...

SEAFORD, Del. - The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious car accident that occurred on Sussex Highway south of Seaford Saturday afternoon.

Police say the crash occurred around 12:08 p.m. Saturday as a 60-year-old man was operating a 2015 Ford Focus southbound on US13 in the left lane, south of Brickyard Road. 

A 29-year-old man was operating a 2004 Honda Pilot southbound on US13 in the right lane and was in the process of passing the Ford Focus.

For reasons that are currently unknown, the 29-year-old suddenly swerved to the left, which caused the left rear of the Pilot to strike the right front of the Focus.

After impact, the Ford Focus was redirected into the grass median where it came to a stop.

The Honda Pilot slid through the center grass median and began to barrel roll across the northbound lanes before coming to a stop upright in a ditch.

The 60-year-old driver was wearing his seatbelt and is uninjured.

The 29-year-old driver was also wearing his seatbelt and was initially transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital before being airlifted by Lifenet to Christiana Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered a factor on behalf of the operator of 60-year-old.
Police say it is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol are a factor on behalf of the 29-year-old operator of the Pilot.

US13 northbound between Airport Road and Brickyard Road was restricted to one lane for approximately three hours Saturday while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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