Georgetown teen killed in serious crash near Milton

A Georgetown teen has died following a serious crash near Milton.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the crash occurred around 7:55 a.m., Saturday, January 1, as a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, operated by a 17-year-old male from Georgetown, was traveling westbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), just west of the intersection at Hudson Road. 

At the same time, a 2018 Kia Optima sedan, driven by a 30-year-old Lewes man, was traveling eastbound in the same vicinity.

For unknown reasons, police say the Chevrolet crossed over the continuous left-turn lane and into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of the Kia, resulting in a head-on collision in the middle of the eastbound lane. 

After impact, the Chevrolet came to rest in the continuous left-turn lane, facing west. The Kia rotated violently clockwise and slid off the roadway, coming to rest on the roadside.

The 17-year-old driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as Ryan Carbajal, was properly restrained at the time of the crash but was pronounced deceased at Beebe Medical Center.

The 30-year-old operator of the Kia who was also properly restrained was transported to Beebe Medical Center with serious injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

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