1 dead, 5 injured after 2 cars collide in Bear, Delaware

BEAR, Del. (WPVI) -- A woman is dead and five others are injured, including a 9-month-old infant girl, after two vehicles collided in Bear, Delaware.

The crash occurred at 10:15 a.m. Sunday on Route 1 and Red Lion Road.

Upon arrival, paramedics said they found both vehicles overturned.

Police said a 2003 Ford Explorer, operated by 20-year-old Kai Clarke of Brooklyn, New York, was traveling southbound on Route 1 when he lost control and struck a 2006 GMC Yukon, operated by 31-year-old Brett Yarnall of Smyrna, Delaware. She was also traveling south on Route 1.

Both vehicles hit a guard rail and went down an embankment.

The deceased, identified as Thalya Crawford, 20, of Brooklyn, New York, was treated and ultimately pronounced dead on the scene.

Armani Wynter, 20, of Dover, and Gerell Wilson, 20, of Newark, Delaware, were treated on the scene, and transported to Christiana Hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Clarke, Yarnall and the infant were transported to Christiana Hospital for minor injuries. Yarnall and the infant have been released.

The Yukon contained Yarnall and the infant. The remaining victims were traveling in the Ford Explorer.

The accident closed all southbound lanes of Route 1 at Red Lion Road.

Troopers with the reconstruction unit are working to piece together exactly what happened. But investigators said they do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
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