Car driver killed in crash with tractor trailer

MIDDLETOWN, Del. - December 9, 2010

The crash happened on Route 13 at Route 896 at Boyd's Corner just before 10:00 a.m.

Police say a car driven by Malik Hashim, 57, of Middletown went into the intersection and struck the tractor trailer, driven by 22-year-old Michael Kitts of Middletown.

While the investigation continues, police say it initially appears that Hashim ran a red light.

Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said, and alcohol is not being considered a factor in the crash.

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