UPDATED – 5pm – One man is dead and another injured after a head-on crash on Route 1 near Argos Corner. Delaware State Police say a Mercedes driven by a 53 year old Milford man was southbound in the northbound lane and collided with a Passat driven by a 28 year old Dover man just after 1am. The Passat rolled onto its roof and came to a stop upside down in a wooded area. The Dover man was properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Milford man was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses told police that the Mercedes ran a stop sign at Johnson Road and Route 1 and went into a field where it began spinning and then ended up traveling south in the northbound lanes. Police say alcohol may be a factor for the Milford man. No charges have been filed.
UPDATED – 6am – Northbound lanes of Route 1 have reopened to traffic.
One person has been killed and another was injured in what was described as a high-speed collision on northbound Coastal Highway southeast of Milford.
The accident was reported around 1:10 a.m. in the area of Argos Corner Road and Slaughter Beach Road. Rescuers pronounced the occupant of one vehicle dead at the scene. Another patient was injured and taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The state police helicopter searched the area along Coastal Highway for any additional patients. None were found.
Fire-police and DelDOT crews have the roadway closed for crash investigators.