57-year-old George C. Hassett, of Seaford, and 76-year-old Katherine E. Chick killed.

UPDATE: The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a two-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two people.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Friday, August 4, as 57-year-old George C. Hassett, of Seaford, was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada westbound on Route 9 (County Seat Highway), just east of the intersection with Tyndall Road.

For an unknown reason, the Oldsmobile crossed the double yellow line and entered the eastbound lane of Route 9, directly into the path of a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron operated by 76-year-old Katherine E. Chick, of Georgetown.

She swerved slightly to the right, however, the vehicles collided almost head-on in the eastbound lane.

Both drivers, who were properly restrained at the time of the crash, were declared dead at the scene. A 45-year-old female passenger in the Oldsmobile, who was also properly restrained, was removed from the scene by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

It is unknown if impairment on the part of either party was a factor in this crash.

The intersection of Route 9 and Tyndall Road was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police are on the scene of a serious crash involving two vehicles west of Georgetown.

The incident occurred around 1:10 p.m. on Friday, August 4, on County Seat Highway (Route 9) at Tyndall Road. The extent of any injuries is unknown at this time.

Route 9 at Tyndall Road is currently closed in all directions. Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.