Woman, child killed in crash that split SUV in half in Bear, Delaware

Police say it appears the driver of the Dodge was speeding before the crash.

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Woman, child killed in crash that split SUV in half
Delaware State Police say a 31-year-old Newark woman and a 7-year-old boy were killed in a crash that split an SUV in two.

BEAR, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police say a 31-year-old Newark woman and a 7-year-old boy were killed in a crash that split an SUV in two.

A Kia Sorento pulling out from Holly Avenue onto eastbound Route 40 in the Bear area on Thursday night entered the path of a Dodge Charger.

Police say the collision split the Kia in half and a 7-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl were ejected.

Police say the boy died on the scene and the girl was critically injured.

The woman driving the Kia was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Dodge driver, an 18-year-old Landsdowne, Pennsylvania, man, was taken to a hospital, where he's in stable condition.

Police say it appears the driver of the Dodge was speeding before the crash.

The names of those involved have not been released.