Crash in Harrington kills one, injures two others

1280 Harrington Fatal June 9

HARRINGTON, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating following a crash that killed one and injured two others Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the crash happened just after 4 p.m.. A 2003 Honda Accord being driven by a Rockville, MD man was stopped in the median crossover at South DuPont Highway and Hopkins Cemetery Road. A 2000 Honda Civic driven by a Harrington man was traveling southbound on South DuPont Highway, approaching Hopkins Cemetery Road in the right travel lane. The Accord pulled onto South DuPont Highway to travel westbound on Hopkins Cemetery Road, into the Civic’s lane of travel. The front of the Accord was hit in the front passenger side door area.

Following the impact, both vehicles traveled off the west edge of the roadway, into the parking lot of Callaway Furniture before the Accord disengaged from the Civic and continued traveling southwest. The Civic then came to an uncontrolled stop facing west in the parking lot.

The driver of the Accord was taken to an area hospital and admitted for minor injuries. A 65-year-old Silver Springs woman was seated in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Civic was treated at the scene by EMS. Callaway Furniture was occupied at the time of the crash, but there were no injuries to any occupants of the store.

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