UPDATE: Fatal crash under investigation in Harrington

HARRINGTON, Del.  – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Harrington Wednesday morning.

Just before 10:30 a.m., a 2017 Kentworth Truck Tractor pulling a trailer was stopped in the left turn lane median crossover on Route 13 northbound, preparing to turn left across southbound Route 13 onto westbound Tower Hill Road. At the same time, police say a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound in the left lane of Route 13, approaching the intersection with Tower Hill Road. The truck driver reportedly failed to remain stopped and proceeded across the southbound lanes and into the path of the Jetta, causing the Jetta to hit the right rear tandem wheels of the trailer.

The 65-year-old Townsend man driving the truck was not injured in the crash.

An 18-year-old Dover man was driving the Jetta and was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. The status of his injuries is unknown at this time.

An 18-year-old Millsboro woman was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Jetta at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

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