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UPDATE: Two injured after crash involving school bus in Milton

MILTON, Del. - Police say that they are continuing to investigate a serious crash that injured two people north of Milton, on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Delaware State Police, around 3:30 PM on Wednesday afternoon, a 26-year-old Milton man was driving a 2010 Chrysler Sebring northbound on Coastal Highway (SR 1) approaching the intersection at Reynolds Road.

A 73-year-old Milford man was driving a 2017 Blue Bird school bus and was stopped in the median crossover at the intersection, waiting to turn northbound on SR 1. For unknown reasons, the Chrysler reportedly left the west side of the roadway and went into the grassy median while beginning to turn in a slight clockwise rotation.

The Sebring then entered the crossover and the left side of the car struck the right side of the bus and partially under rode the bus before coming to a stop. The 26-year-old driver of the Chrysler was entrapped in the car before being freed by firefighters from Milton Fire Company. He was initially transported by EMS to Beebe Health Care and was later taken to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition.

The 73-year-old bus driver and a 12-year-old male student from Mariner Middle School in Milton, were both checked out by medical personnel and were found to be uninjured in the crash. An 11-year-old female was not transported on scene, but later responded with her parents to Bayhealth Milford Memorial where she was being treated for an undetermined injury.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. No charges have been filed at this time. SR 1 northbound at Reynolds Road was closed for about two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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