Crash kills teen, injures 2 children

October 24, 2009 1:43:00 PM PDT
Delaware State Police are investigating a two car crash that killed a Newark woman and seriously injured two children.

Police say 17-year-old Carlo Lacio of Newark was driving a 1990 Acura Integra and was near RT 273 when a 1998 Dodge Durango was heading west and failed to stop at a red light striking the Acura on the right side.

The Durango was driven by 59-year-old Thomas L. LeGrande of Wilmington.

As a result of the crash, the front seat passenger in Lacio's car, 18-year-old Brandi L. Galvin was taken to Christiana Hospital where she later. Officials say her death was a result of a lacerated spleen, liver, and carotid artery. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

A 2-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy were taken to A.I. DuPont Hospital near Rockland where they were admitted in serious condition. The girl received fractured ribs and a perforated lung and boy received a possible concussion and lung contusion resulting from the crash. Both children were seated in the rear of the Acura and both were in child seats.

Police say alcohol is not suspected in the crash. No charges are filed at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.


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