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  • Middletown woman escapes injury in four-vehicle crash in New Castle

  • A Middletown woman escaped injury Tuesday when her pickup truck was struck head-on in a four-vehicle crash in New Castle that critically injured two people.
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  • A Middletown woman escaped injury Tuesday when her pickup truck was struck head-on in a four-vehicle crash in New Castle that critically injured two people.
    The pile-up occurred about 3:05 p.m. when a 1998 Chevrolet Venture minivan heading north on U.S. Route 13, near Old State Road, crossed into the southbound lanes, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day.
    The minivan struck the driver’s side of a southbound 2007 Toyota Camry and continued north before glancing the trailer of a 2005 Freightliner and then slamming head-on into a 2011 Ford F-150, driven by 57-year-old Middletown resident Amadin Caraballo, Day said.
    The driver of the minivan, an as-yet-unidentified man, and the driver of the Toyota, 18-year-old New Castle resident Bao Nguyen, were both admitted to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.
    Day said a preliminary investigation indicates neither driver was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred.
    Caraballo and the tractor-trailer driver, 45-year-old Macon, N.C.-resident Gregory Branch, were not injured, he said.
    Day said it is not known what caused the driver of the minivan to swerve into the southbound lanes of the highway, but an investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed.
    The southbound lanes of Route 13 were closed for about three hours while troopers investigated the crash and cleared the scene.

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