82-year-old Ernest McBroom was killed.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Sunday in Bridgeville.
The incident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, as a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, being operated by an 82-year-old Bridgeville man, was traveling eastbound on Redden Road (Route 40), about a mile west of Chaplains Chapel Road (Route 42) and negotiating a moderate right curve. A 2008 Kia Sedona minivan operated by a 66-year-old Georgetown man was traveling westbound in the same general vicinity.
Possibly due to torrential rainfall, the Chevrolet crossed the center line and entered the directly into the path of the Kia, striking it nearly head-on. After the impact, both vehicles rotated counterclockwise, coming to rest within 10 feet of the area of impact.
The 82-year-old operator of the Chevrolet, identified as Ernest B. McBroom, was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. McBroom was not properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf.
The 66-year-old operator of the Kia was also transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. He was properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf. A 12-year-old passenger in the Kia was treated at Nanticoke and released for non-life threatening injuries. A 9-year-old passenger in the Kia was uninjured.
Redden Road, in the area of the crash, was closed for three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their vestigation into this incident.