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2 Teens Killed In Single-Car Crash In Delaware

BEAR, Del. (CBS) — Delaware State Police are investigating a single-car crash that killed two teenagers Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say the accident happened at about 3:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 1 in Bear, Delaware.

According to investigators, a 17-year-old was traveling in the middle lanes at apparent high rate of speed when he attempted to make a right hand lane change in order to avoid a slower moving vehicle in front of him.

The teen driver lost control, veered off the roadway and struck a guardrail. The car eventually overturned onto its roof.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old female passenger from Newark, DE, was also pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Route 1 was closed for nearly four hours while crews investigated the crash and worked to clear the scene.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

  • juanita hawkins

    Heart felt sympathy from your family in Newfoundland. You will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. May you both rest in peace. Love Larry and Diane Hepditch

  • bonfire

    This is beyond tragic. Two young lives cut too short. Speeding is never cool or smart. Our family new the girl (Amy) and we will forever be missing her……
    RIP my sweet girl….Our love and prayers go out to her family.

  • Rita

    my condolence to the families im so sorry for your lost and i ask god to help you thru this

  • sam

    its weird. my mom told me about this and i just blew it off saying stuff like this happens. then she told me the names and the girl i know through friends and your whole view on the fact that she died changes. its almost as if you just dont want to believe it actually happened. this is so sad. rip amy and scott

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