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Police: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Delaware vehicle collision

September 12, 2021 GMT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man died early Sunday and three other motorists were hospitalized after a collision between two vehicles, one of which rolled over, police said.

The deceased, identified for now only as a 21-year-old from Newark, was driving a sport utility vehicle southbound on a road shortly after midnight and crossed the solid double-yellow line to pass another southbound vehicle, Delaware State Police said in a news release.

The driver of an approaching northbound sedan applied the brakes, causing the car to skid into the southbound lane, police said. The SUV returned to the southbound lane, leading the sedan to collide with the SUV, which then rolled over and rested in a grassy area, police said.

The sedan’s driver and two passengers -- one a 4-year-old girl -- were admitted to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.

The investigation was ongoing Sunday.