Two children, ages 14 and 7, were killed this afternoon in a serious, head-on crash near Seaford.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the crash occurred around 12:33 p.m., Thursday as a 2009 Nissan Altima, operated by a 53-year-old Seaford man, was traveling southbound on Atlanta Road. At the same time, a 2018 Kia Soul, driven by a 36-year-old Seaford woman, was traveling northbound on the same road in the area of the Nissan.
For unknown reasons, police say the driver of the Nissan crossed the double solid yellow line and struck the Kia head-on in the northbound lane of travel. The driver of the Nissan was properly restrained and airlifted to an area hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.
The driver of the Kia was properly restrained and transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where she was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Kia driver’s 14-year-old daughter was properly restrained in the left rear passenger seat. The driver’s 7-year-old son was properly restrained with a backless booster seat in the right rear passenger seat. Unfortunately, due to injuries sustained during the collision, the juveniles were pronounced dead at the scene.
Delaware State Police extend their condolences to the victims’ families during this difficult time. The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit asks if anyone witnessed this collision to please contact Cpl/2 Ryan Albert at (302) 703-3266 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.