**Update** The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities.
The incident occurred around 9:13 a.m. this morning as Priscilla Inez Saez was operating a 2007 Kia Rio southbound on South DuPont Boulevard (US113) just north of Haflinger Road, Lincoln. For unknown reasons, the Rio crossed into the center median and then into the northbound lanes of US113 where it struck a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado head-on as it was traveling northbound in the left lane. The impact of the initial crash caused the vehicles to enter into the right northbound lane and strike a 2010 Chrysler 300 being operated by David L. Wilson on the driver’s side. After the impact, the pick-up truck remained in the center of the northbound lanes and the Kia Rio overturned and came to a stop in a cornfield on its driver’s side. The Chrysler 300 came to an uncontrolled stop in the corn field but remained upright.
Priscilla Inez Saez, who was properly restrained, and her husband, Eduardo Miguel Saez, who was not properly restrained, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Carlos Farrera-Diaz, who was the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado, and Erick Oswaldo Torres-Castillo were transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where they were admitted with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Cirio Sanchez-Diaz was transported to Beebe Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Juan Jesus Grimaldo-Martinez was initially transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and later flown to Christiana Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
David L. Wilson, who was properly restrained, was removed by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Both northbound lanes and the left southbound lane of US113 were closed for approximately three and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
According to Joe Fulgham, House Communications Officer for the Minority Caucus at State of Delaware State Representative, Dave Wilson, Republican-Cedar Creek Hundred, suffered minor injuries in a three-car traffic accident on U.S. 113 near Lincoln earlier today that reportedly resulted in two fatalities. The crash occurred around 10 a.m., just southwest of Lincoln, in the northbound lanes of the highway in the area of Haflinger Road.
“While police are still investigating, sources at the scene say the accident reportedly occurred when a vehicle driving southbound on the highway crossed the median and struck a pick-up truck traveling northbound,” read the press release sent out by the Minority Caucus at State of Delaware State Representative. “Rep. Wilson was operating a car that was also traveling in the northbound lanes, next to the pick-up truck. The collision between the first two vehicles pushed the pick-up truck into Rep. Wilson’s car.”
Sources from the scene state that the two occupants in the southbound vehicle were killed at the scene of the accident. The pick-up truck contained three occupants, two of whom were treated at the scene. The third occupant, suffering more severe injuries, was flown to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Representative Wilson was taken to Milford Medical Center for treatment of contusions and abrasions.
Traffic was shut down in both directions of U.S. 113 following the crash. The State Police Fatal Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident. Milford LIVE.com will provide additional information to the public as the the investigation continues.