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Dover Post
  • 2 dead, 1 hospitalized after Route 1 crash near Dover

  • Two men were killed and a child was injured as a result of a crash involving a car traveling in the wrong direction on Del. Route 1 near Dover Saturday night.
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  • Two men were killed and a child was severely injured as a result of a crash involving a car traveling in the wrong direction on Del. Route 1 near Dover Saturday night.
    According to Delaware State Police, the crash took place around 11:15 p.m., one mile south of Dover Air Force Base Saturday as a 2010 Toyota Yaris, being driven by David W. Stoms, 37, of Middletown, was traveling north on Del. Route 1, when it encountered a Ford Mustang traveling south in the northbound lanes. Both vehicles swerved simultaneously and then struck head on.
    After the impact, police said the vehicles traveled south together and came to a rest engulfed in flames.
    Stoms, who was properly restrained, died as a result of the crash. His passenger, an 11-year-old girl identified as Stoms' daughter, was transported to Kent General Hospital, and then flown to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was admitted with serious injuries, police said.
    The driver of the Mustang, 28-year-old Matthew E. Bair, of Felton, who was also properly restrained, was initially admitted to Kent General Hospital after the crash, but police said later that the man was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.
    Del. Route 1 northbound was closed for approximately five hours as state troopers investigated and cleared the crash.
    The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate and more information will be released when it becomes available, police said.
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