One dead, two injured

UPDATE: The Delaware State Police have released the name of the 37-year-old man that was killed in Thursday evening's crash on Laurel Road as James M. Holloway, of Laurel.

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The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Thursday evening in Laurel.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, as a 37-year-old Laurel man was operating a 2000 Dodge Dakota eastbound on Laurel Road (Route 24), approaching the intersection at Jestice Farm Road. At the same time, a 2013 Infiniti JX35 being operated by a 31-year-old Laurel man was traveling westbound on Laurel Road, approaching the Dakota.

As the two vehicles converged, the Dakota left its lane of travel for unknown reasons and entered into the westbound lane, directly into the path of the Infiniti. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the operator of the Infiniti swerved to the right, exiting the roadway into a field. The Dakota traveled through the westbound lane and shoulder, striking the Infiniti head-on in the field before spinning out. 

The operator of the Dakota, who was not properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Infiniti, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released for minor injuries. A 32-year-old female passenger in the Infiniti was also transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor on behalf of the driver of the Dakota. No charges have been filed at this time.