MILTON, Del. (AP) — A 75-year-old Delaware man was killed when his car was struck by an allegedly impaired driver, Delaware State Police said. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. Saturday on Coastal Highway near Eagles Crest Road in Milton.
Police said the man who was killed was from Frederica. His passenger, a 69-year-old woman, was taken to Beebe Hospital with serious injuries.
Police said the allegedly impaired driver, a 31-year-old Newark man, was also taken to the hospital. The man, driving a 2015 Audi A3, failed to slow down as he approached a 2020 Toyota RAV 4 driven by the 75-year-old victim in the right southbound lane of Coastal Highway, police said.
The Audi hit the Toyota from behind, knocking it off the road. The Toyota overturned in a grassy area, and the driver was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the Audi also went off the road, driving through a chain-link fence before coming to a stop.
Police did not identify either driver.
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