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Teen killed in head-on crash near Laurel

An 18-year-old has died following a serious head-on crash near Laurel.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 4:38 p.m., Thursday as a 1998 Honda Civic, operated by a 25-year-old Seaford man, was traveling northbound on Seaford Road, just south of Mount Zion Road negotiating a slight right curve.

At the same time, a 1998 Mazda B25, operated by a 55-year-old Delmar, Delaware man, was traveling southbound on Seaford Road in the same location. Due to unknown circumstances, the Honda and the Mazda struck head-on in the northbound lane of Seaford Road.

The 25-year-old driver of the Honda was not property restrained and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

An 18-year-old male from Philadelphia was sitting in the front passenger seat, according to police. He was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 55-year-old driver of the Mazda was properly restrained and transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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