Delaware teen killed in crash involving alcohol, speed

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Vehicle accident

Police say alcohol and speed are factors in a one-car crash that killed a Delaware teenager.

Delaware State Police say 19-year-old Benadigto Bonilla-Berduo was apparently speeding on U.S. Route 9 in Georgetown when he failed to negotiate a moderate right curve just after 1:00 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the Georgetown teen's car then crossed into the oncoming lanes of traffic and left the roadway before he over-corrected, leaving the opposite roadway. Police say Bonilla-Berduo over-corrected a second time, sending his car spinning.

Police say his car hit a utility pole, snapping the pole in half and vaulting the car into the air before it landed upside-down.

Bonilla-Berduo wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. He died at the scene.