Fatal crash in Smyrna under investigation

SMYRNA, Del. – The Delaware State Police Reconstruction Unit says they are investigating a fatal crash in Smyrna.

According to police, the crash happened just after 7 p.m. in the area of Wheatley’s Pond Road and Mt. Friendship Road. A Dodge Ram failed to observe a Nissan Altima that was making a left turn onto Mt. Friendship Road, ultimately colliding.

The driver of the Dodge, a 24-year-old male from Marydel, MD was taken to Bayhealth Kent General and was released after being treated.

The driver of the Altima, a 19-year-old male from Clayton, DE, and an 18-year-old front seat male passenger were also taken to Bayhealth Kent General and later released.

Three rear seat passengers, a 17-year-old male, a 15-year-old male, and 16-year-old male, all sustained serious injuries. The 16-year-old was taken to Bayhealth Kent General where he was pronounced dead. The other two rear passengers were taken to Christiana Hospital.

The area was closed for approximately six hours following the crash.

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