The driver of one of two vehicles involved in a crash late Thursday afternoon on Route 1 in Townsend was pronounced dead after being transported by ambulance to the Christiana Care emergency department in Middletown.

According to New Castle County paramedics, the two-vehicle crash occurred near Pine Tree Road in Townsend about 5 p.m. The 44-year-old driver suffered a cardiac arrest following the crash .Shortly after arrival at the emergency department, the patient was pronounced dead.

One lane of Route 1 northbound was closed for a few hours. No further information is available.