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  • Three people injured in two-vehicle crash near Townsend

  • Three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash west of Townsend late Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
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  • Three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash west of Townsend late Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
    The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. when a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix heading north on Grears Corner Road failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was heading west on Caldwell Corner Road, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day.
    The collision forced both vehicles off the roadway and into a fenced-in field at the northwest corner of the intersection.
    The driver of the Pontiac, 19-year-old Clayton resident Emma Evans, and her passenger, whose identity was not immediately available, were both flown to Christiana Hospital. Both had to be freed from car by emergency responders.
    The driver of the pickup, 23-year-old Townsend resident Walter Sweetman was taken to Christiana Hospital by ambulance.
    The statuses of those involved in the crash were not available as of 6:30 p.m.
    Day said Evans has been issued a traffic summons for careless driving and failing to have proof of insurance in her possession.
    Bob Wagner, a resident of Caldwell Corner Road for the past 30 years, said he heard the crash and went to investigate.
    “I’ve seen helicopters fly three or four people out of here over the years,” he said. “This is a bad intersection because it’s at a bad angle and there’s blind spots. When you’re coming north on Grears [Corner Road], you can’t really see because it’s not a 90-degree angle, and people fly up and down this road too fast.”

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