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Four injured in head-on accident near Georgetown

Sep 04, 2013

Georgetown — Delaware State Police are investigating a head-on crash west of Georgetown that sent four people to the hospital.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m., Sept. 4, as Timothy E. Daniels was operating a 1999 Mercury Mystique eastbound on Seashore Highway in the area of Vaughn Road.

For unknown reasons, the Mercury crossed the center line and went into the westbound lanes, where it collided head-on with a 2006 Pontiac G6 operated by Elidio Munoz Cruz. The impact of the collision sent the G6 backwards and into the path of a 2009 GMC pickup truck driven by Jerry W. White, who had pulled onto the westbound shoulder in order to attempt to avoid the crash.

Daniels was transported to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. He was then transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he is currently being held pending criminal charges. Drugs may have been a contributing factor in this incident.

Deanna M. Storms, who was a passenger in the Mercury, was airlifted to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries.

Munoz Cruz and his wife, Maria Sandoval-Gordillo, were transported to Beebe Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jerry White was not injured in the crash.

Seashore Highway at Vaughn Road was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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