Troopers Investigate Three Vehicle Crash


44Delaware State Troopers are investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday evening north of Frederica. The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday January 31, 2016, as Raed S. Mesilus, 27 of Laurel was operating a 2007 Honda Accord northbound on Bay Road (US113/SR1) just north of North Frederica Road when for unknown reason he crossed over the center median and entered into the southbound lanes. Michael D. Lue, 28 of Chesapeake, Virginia, was operating a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country and Ralph E. Seward, 43 of Milford, was operating a 2003 Saturn Vue southbound on SR1 when the Accord crossed into their lanes, striking both vehicles.

Raed Mesilus was properly restrained and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital (KGH) where he was admitted with undetermined injuries. Charges are pending his release for 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence, two counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd, Failure to Have Insurance in Possession, and Failure to Remain within a Single Lane.Michael Lue was properly restrained and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital with undetermined injuries.Ralph Seward was properly restrained and transported to KGH where he was treated for undetermined injuries. SR1 southbound was closed at Barratts Chapel Road for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.