HARRINGTON — A 29-year-old Dagsboro man died in a vehicle crash Monday, west of Harrington, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
Elias B. Diaz-Perez was driving westbound on Vernon Road at approximately 7:11 a.m., when his vehicle was struck head-on by an eastbound pickup truck that crossed double yellow lines and completely entered the opposite lane, authorities said. Another vehicle swerved in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a collision and was pushed into a soybean field.
Mr. Diaz-Perez, who police said was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup, a 57-year-old Lewes man, was also wearing a seat belt and was transported to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus in Milford, where he was admitted for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A 31-year-old Harrington woman, who was driving the third vehicle and wearing a seat belt, was transported to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, where she was treated for minor injuries and released, Cpl. Fournier said.
Vernon Road, west of Whiteleysburg Road, was closed for approximately five hours, while the collision was investigated and cleared.
The crash remains under investigation by the DSP Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Master Cpl. J. Lane at 698-8457. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or by visiting here.