UPDATE: Delaware State Police investigating fatal Milford crash
MILFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police say an 84-year-old Milford man was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m., police say a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway within the median crossover directly across from Lady Slipper Lane. As the Equinox prepared to cross over the highway, a 2017 Dodge Durango, being driven by a 30-year-old Dover woman, was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway, approaching the crossover in the right travel lane.
As the Durango was approaching, the Equinox reportedly began crossing the northbound lanes, directly into the path of the Durango. Subsequently, the front of the Durango hit the right side of the Equinox. The Equinox then overturned, exited the east side of Coastal Highway, and came to rest with the passenger side against a hedgerow. The Durango came to rest on the shoulder of Coastal Highway.
The diver of the Equinox, an 84-year-old Milford man, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.
The 30-year-old Dover woman driving the Durango suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Northbound Coastal Highway was closed for roughly three hours while the crash was investigated.