LITTLE HEAVEN — One man is dead after his vehicle struck two other cars Saturday night.
Delaware State Police said a 63-year-old Rock Hall, Maryland, man was operating a 2009 Nissan Altima southbound on Bay Road (Del. 1) approaching Exit 88 around 9:11. At the same time, a 25-year-old man from Lincoln was heading northbound on Del. 1 in a 2012 Ford Flex, while a 59-year-old Newark man was operating a 2012 Toyota Camry slightly behind the Ford Flex on Del. 1.
For yet-undetermined reasons, the operator of the Nissan Altima entered into the grassy median going southeast, police said. According to authorities, the car crossed completely through the center median and struck the left side of the Ford Flex before colliding head-on with the Toyota Camry. The Altima eventually came to an uncontrolled stop facing east after striking the guardrail.
The 63-year-old male was not properly restrained and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The 25-year-old male was properly restrained and was not injured in the collision. The 59-year-old male was properly restrained and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General, where he was treated and admitted for non-life-threatening injuries.
Del. 1 northbound traffic was impacted for about five hours while police cleared the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit, and anyone with information is urged to contact Master Corporal J. Lane by calling 302-698-8457. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or visiting the website.