A head-on collision this morning near Bridgeville has claimed the life of a 20-year-old Federalsburg, Maryland man.
According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 7:24 a.m., Friday as a 2021 Toyota Corolla, operated by a 20-year-old Federalsburg, Maryland man, was traveling eastbound on Atlanta Road, negotiating a slight right curve. At the same time, a 2021 fully loaded cement Mack Granite truck, driven by a 53-year-old Bridgeville man, was traveling westbound in the same area.
Due to unknown circumstances, police say the Toyota failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the westbound lane, directly into the path of the cement truck. The truck tried to avoid the collision and hit the breaks; however, the front of the Toyota struck the front of the Mack truck in a head-on collision.
The cement truck pushed the Toyota a short distance backwards in a westerly direction before coming to a rest, according to police. The cement truck became engulfed in flames.
The driver of the Toyota, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 53-year-old driver of the cement truck was uninjured.
The road was closed for six hours while the investigation was completed and the highway was cleared.