Update: Millsboro Teenager Dies In Crash On Route 113

(Updated Thursday morning)

The victim of a fatal crash on Route 113 in Millsboro has been identified.

According to Delaware State Police, 16-year-old Jesse Verdugo-Navarro of Millsboro was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that went out of control late Tuesday night. The car crashed into fence posts, went airborne, started to overturn and slammed into a steel sign post.

Verdugo-Navarro died at the scene. A 16-year-old boy who was driving the car was properly restrained and was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released. A 17-year-old Milford teenager who was not properly restrained was admitted at an area hospital. State Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.

The cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 7 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.


(original story)

A teenager has died in a crash on Route 113 north of Delaware Avenue in Millsboro.

According to Delaware State Police, the driver of a sedan lost control at about 11:55 p.m. Tuesday. The car began to spin, left the roadway and struck several fenceposts and started to overturn. The vehicle went airborne and struck another steel signpost on the property of Atlantis Homes.

A 16-year-old passenger of Millsboro, who State Police say was not properly restrained, died at the scene. A 17-year-old passenger form Milford, who also was not buckled up, was admitted to an area hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. The 16-year-old driver was properly restrained, treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.

The cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3264 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. The roadway was closed for about three-and-a-half hours because of the accident and investigation.

The name of the person who died has not yet been released.

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