Driver in Del. crash had suspended license

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">7.26.2009 - Middletown, Delaware</span></div>
July 27, 2009 8:42:10 AM PDT
A crash between a van and a tractor trailer left one person dead in Middletown Delaware. It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday.

State police say a van, driven by Patrick Turner, 21, of Virginia Beach, Virginia was going north on Route 1 over the Roth bridge when it began having mechanical problems.

A tractor trailer traveling behind it couldn't stop in time and rear-ended the van.

Both ended up in the southbound lanes and caught fire.

Four people inside the van were able to make it out. However a fifth person, a 21-year-old woman, was trapped inside and died. Her identity has not yet been released.

The tractor trailer driver escaped injury.

Police say Turner was driving with a suspended license.

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