Three people injured when drunk driver's car crashed head on with another on Rt. 301.
A Delaware State Police investigation has determined that a serious car crash that injured three people in Middletown on Monday night was caused by a Wilmington man who was driving under the influence.
The crash occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the area of Marl Pit Road and Route 301.
According to the investigation, Allen K. Belile, 48, of Wilmington, was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse southbound on Rt. 301 in Middletown when he attempted to pass a tractor trailer that was traveling directly in front of him. Belile entered the northbound lane to pass the tractor trailer when his car struck head on a 1991 Nissan NX that was traveling northbound.
The Nissan was being driven by David M. Reyne, 42, of Newark. The Mitsubishi came to a rest off the roadway’s shoulder. Reyne’s vehicle rotated in an unknown direction, coming to a rest facing southbound in the northbound lane.
Allen Belile, David Reyne, and a 49-year-old male passenger in Belile’s vehicle were all transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where they are currently being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
According to the press release, state troopers have obtained warrants charging Allen Belile with one count of fourth offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of vehicular assault in the first degree, one count of reckless driving alcohol related, and one count of failure to have proof of motor vehicle insurance.
Belile will be formally arrested and arraigned upon his release from the Christiana Hospital, according to police.