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Three in serious condition after Oak Orchard crash

May 1, 2019

Three people were seriously injured April 30 after a single-car crash in Oak Orchard.

The crash happened at 9:47 p.m. when a 2018 Ford Fiesta was traveling southbound on Mount Joy Road at a high rate of speed and ran off the roadway, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. The Fiesta drove onto a grass shoulder and rotated, colliding with a utility pole which was broken in half upon impact. Following the impact with the pole, Jaffe said, the Fiesta overturned and struck a standing tree before coming to an uncontrolled stop along the west shoulder of Mount Joy Road.

The operator of the Fiesta, a 21-year-old male from Seaford, was not properly restrained. He was transported to Beebe Healthcare with serious injuries, Jaffe said.

A front-seat passenger, a 27-year-old male from Millsboro, was not properly restrained, and he was initially taken to Beebe Healthcare but later was transferred to Christiana Hospital in critical condition, Jaffe said.

A rear-seat passenger, a 22-year-old female from Millsboro, was properly restrained, and she was transported to Beebe Healthcare in serious condition, Jaffe said.

Mount Joy Road was closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated. The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.