Plea hearing set for Ellendale man after deadly crash

GEORGETOWN, Del. - A plea hearing is taking place in Sussex County on Friday morning for an Ellendale man who was arrested for his sixth DUI last February.

44-year-old Luis Rivera is accused of striking Willie Purnell on North Old State Road. State police say Purnell who was intellectually disabled left his home unsupervised.

At the same time, Rivera left the same home to search for Purnell. Police say, Rivera did not see Purnell who was dressed in dark clothing, and he struck him with the front left of his car.

Rivera was uninjured in the crash. but he was hospitalized after being assaulted by a relative.

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