Delaware State Police are investigating a head-on crash that occurred early Wednesday morning west of Cheswold that sent both drivers to a local hospital.

Police said the incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. as Christine G. Barr, 48, of Dover, was operating a 2007 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Seven Hickories Road (Route 42) approximately a half-mile east of Seeneytown Road. Clayton resident Michael T. Bauers, 26, was operating a 1999 Dodge van eastbound on Route 42 and for unknown reasons crossed over the center line and into the westbound lanes where the van struck the Sonata head-on, police said.

Both operators were properly restrained and were mechanically extricated by local fire departments. They were transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.