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Police: Teen killed in crash involving car, tractor trailer

April 27, 2022 GMT

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware teen was killed in a crash involving a car and a tractor trailer on Wednesday, state police said.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on South DuPont Highway in Harrington, Delaware State Police said in a news release. A northbound tractor trailer failed to remain stopped in the left turn lane and traveled across southbound lanes and into the path of a Volkswagen Jetta, police said. The car hit the trailer’s right rear tandem wheels.

An 18-year-old Millsboro woman in the Volkswagen’s front passenger seat died on the scene, police said. The 18-year-old Dover man driving the Volkswagen was flown to a hospital, but police didn’t know how serious his injuries were.

The tractor trailer driver, a 65-year-old Townsend man, was not injured in the crash, police said.