A Rehoboth Beach man died June 13 after police say his minivan taxi with two passengers ran into an oncoming truck, seriously injuring the driver near Georgetown.
The man, 73, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country at 3:49 p.m. eastbound on Old Furnace Road near Rementer Road when he drove into the opposing lane, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. The minivan is a registered Delaware Taxi, and was transporting two passengers, Jaffe said.
The Chrysler ran head-on into a 2016 Ford six-wheel truck that was traveling westbound on Old Furnace Road, Jaffe said.
The Rehoboth Beach man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was properly restrained. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Both passengers were properly restrained, Jaffe said. A 21-year-old male passenger of Georgetown was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., where he was admitted for observation only. The second passenger, a 20-year-old Georgetown man, was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with nonlife-threatening injuries.
The operator of the box truck, a 30-year-old male from Bridgeville, was properly restrained. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital in serious condition, Jaffe said.
Old Furnace Road in the area of Rementer Road was closed for about four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.