Millsboro man arrested in serious crash that killed three on Christmas Eve near Lewes

46-year-old Jason Wilcox of Millsboro, Del. (Delaware State Police)

LEWES, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Millsboro man in connection with a serious crash that killed three people on Christmas Eve near Lewes.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 7:59 p.m., on December 24th, as a Land Rover was traveling westbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway, approaching Minos Conaway Road. At the same time, a Honda Odyssey, driven by a 42-year-old man from Temple, Pa. was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection, say police.

Police say the Honda tried to turn left, but pulled into the path of the Land Rover. The front of the Land Rover hit the driver’s side of the Honda, according to police. Investigators say the impact caused both vehicles to spin out of control.

Delaware State Police say the 42-year-old driver of the Honda was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. There were six others inside the vehicle, three of whom police say were ejected during the crash.

A 9-year-old girl, Jovie Wright, 35-year-old Jessica Guida, both of Temple, Pa., and 74-year-old Gerald Huss, of Lewes, were identified as the ejected victims and were pronounced dead the scene. Three passengers, a 12-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 67-year-old woman were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police were able to identify the driver as 46-year-old Jason Wilcox of Millsboro, who was found on Christmas at a home in Millsboro and was taken into custody and charged with multiple felony counts.

Wilcox was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death (Felony) – three counts, Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury – four counts, and numerous traffic charges. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $18,500 cash bond.

State Police are continuing their investigation. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to please contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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