Police say the accident happened when a trailer became detached from the vehicle that was towing it.
The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the individual who was killed in the crash on Tuesday, October 2 on South Dupont Highway in the area of Tower Hill Road as 21-year-old Anthony T. Mcrae of Milford.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
The incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m. when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling north on South Dupont Highway toward the town of Harrington. The Silverado was pulling a flatbed trailer with a Toro lawn mower on top. The trailer detached from the Silverado, crossing the grass median and entering into the left southbound lane of South Dupont Highway, where it collided with the front of a Nissan Maxima. The operator of the Maxima was ejected and struck by a Nissan Rogue that was traveling south on South Dupont Highway in the right lane.
Additionally, the lawn mower, which was not secured, became airborne on impact with the Nissan Maxima. The lawn mower landed in the right southbound lane of South Dupont Highway and slid off to the shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the Silverado, a 68-year-old male from Harrington was properly restrained and not injured.
The driver of the Maxima, a 21-year-old male from Milford was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Rogue, a 70-year-old female from Pensacola, Florida, was properly restrained and transported to the Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.
South Dupont Highway in the area of Tower Hill Road was closed for approximately 7.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.