Three people lost their lives after a two-vehicular accident at Sussex County last Thursday night.
The collision between two pickup trucks at an intersection in Burbage Road and Jones Road in Franford at around 6:35 pm on Thursday claimed three lives and sent five others to the hospital.
21-year-old Freiner Rosales from Frankford was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup west on Burbage Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign. His vehicle struck on the driver’s side by a 1988 Chevy pick-up that was traveling south of the intersection. The collision sent the two vehicles to the northwest corner of the intersection. The Chevy turned on its passenger side and crashed into a utility pole. The Dodge meanwhile slid down approximately 50 feet into a corn field before catching fire.
Passengers of the Dodge were extricated from the vehicle before the fire injured them; however, three out of six of the passengers were declared dead on scene. The victims are 21-year-old Freiner Rosales, 20-year-old Diego Rodriguez from Selbyville and 19-year-old Victor Rosales from Frankford.
The three passengers of the Dodge who were injured were 21-year-old Romigio Lopez from Selbyville, 20-year-old Ramiro Romero from Frankford and approximately 30-year-old Rolando Mejia from Frankford.
The three passengers were admitted to different hospitals. Lopez was treated and releases at Beebe Medical Center, Romero at Peninsula Region Medical Center with multiple trauma and Mejia at Christiana Hospital in critical condition after sustaining multiple trauma.
Whether the people inside the Dodge were wearing seatbelts, remain unknown.
The driver of the Chevy, 40-year-old Robert Delp from Dagsboro, and his wife, 38-year-old Aubrey, were injured in the crash and were initially taken to Beebe Medical Center before being transferred to Johns Hopkins University. Both were not wearing seatbelts during the crash.
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