Del. man charged in crash that killed Md. teen

June 13, 2008 6:40:28 PM PDT
State police have charged a New Castle man in the death of a Maryland teen in a crash on Route 1 near Dover last weekend. Andrew Rankin was released from the hospital Friday and arraigned on charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in the crash that killed 17-year-old Brian Wilson of Havre de Grace, Md. Rankin was also charged with two counts of vehicular assault.

Rankin is being held at the Delaware Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of $11,000 secured bond. The judge also ordered he not drive if released on bail.

The accident happened Saturday after a hood flew off a station wagon on Route 1. Police say Rankin rear-ended a car that had slowed down because the hood landed on the road. Wilson was a passenger in the car that was struck.

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