At least five people were injured, some seriously, in a two-vehicle crash in Townsend this evening.
The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 13 (DuPont Parkway) and Pine Tree Road.
According to New Castle County Paramedics, the crash involved a minivan and a sedan. The driver of the sedan, a 65-year-old male was treated on scene by paramedics for possible internal and upper extremity injuries before being transported to the Christiana Hospital in Stanton by Delaware State Police helicopter. He is listed in critical condition.
The driver of the minivan, a-17-year old female, was briefly trapped in her vehicle. She was freed by firefighters from the Townsend Fire Company and Volunteer Hose Company in less than 10 minutes, according to a statement.
The teen was treated on scene by paramedics for a lower extremity and possible internal injuries before being transported by Christiana Care Helicopter (LifeNet) to the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Rockland. She is listed in serious condition.
Three other occupants were in the minivan: a 12-year-old male, a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male. They were all transported to AI DuPont Hospital by ambulance for evaluation of minor injuries.
Delaware State Police was on scene investigating the incident.