Fatal Crash on Route 1 in Townsend


One adult and four children have lost their lives in a horrific crash that closed Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware on Friday afternoon. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on Route 1 near Pine Tree Road in Townsend, New Castle County. A pickup truck was traveling southbound when it crossed a grassy median and hit a car before plowing into a minivan heading in the opposite direction. The minivan was carrying two adults and four children from New Jersey. One adult in the minivan was brought to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Tragically, one other adult and four children, who have not yet been identified, lost their lives in the wreck. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Head-on collisions are some of the most serious types of accidents and frequently result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. If you have been seriously injured or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, contact the Wilmington car accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow. From our offices in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, we represent clients across the state of Delaware. Call (302) 427-9500 today or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.


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