Driver Charged With 5th DUI Following Coastal Hwy Crash

A crash on Coastal Highway north of Holland Glade Road leaves a 61-year-old Rehoboth Beach man in critical condition. One driver, from Maryland, faces his fifth DUI offense.

Delaware State Police say 49-year-old William Williams of Edgewood, Maryland struck another vehicle that was in front of him, sending it across the southbound lanes of travel.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered critical injuries, while a passenger was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Another passenger declined medical attention at the scene.

State Police say Williams was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries

A computer check determined he had four previous DUI convictions. He now faces his fifth DUI offense, as well as charges of vehicular assault, driving at an unreasonable speed and related offenses.

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A crash on Coastal Highway injured three people late Wednesday night.

According to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, a northbound vehicle struck another northbound vehicle near Outlet Liquors, sending that car into the media and into the southbound lane.

One person was taken by State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital. Two others were taken to Beebe Hospital.

Delaware State Police are investigating what caused the crash, during which northbound vehicle were routed through the Tanger Outlets parking lot.