KENT, Del., — A crash on Saturday evening claimed the life of a man from Milford and Delaware State Police that alcohol played a role in the incident.
The crash happened on Canterbury Road at Blue Jay Lane, east of Harrington at about 9:04 in the evening.
Investigation report reveals 57-year-old Phillip B. Elliott was driving his 2004 Nissan pickup southbound on Canterbury Road approaching Blue Jay Lane. Meanwhile, 44-year-old Lisa J. Berry from Camden was driving a tiny 2005 Ford passenger car northbound on Canterbury Road approaching Blue Jay Lane.
For an undetermined cause, Elliott’s Nissan pickup crossed the center lane and collided head-on with the Ford. Both drivers and two passengers inside the Ford were stuck inside the carnage and were extricated by crews.
Elliott was initially taken to Milford Hospital via ambulance but was later transferred to Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident.
Berry was airlifted by DSP helicopter to Christiana Hospital and was admitted with internal injuries. The two passengers inside the Ford were also injured. 18-year-old Rebecca C. Meyers, right front passenger, from Camden was admitted via airlift because of a fractured right leg at Christiana Hospital whilst 8-year-old Lena Berry, rear passenger, from Camden was brought to Milford Hospital via ambulance for a left leg compound fracture.
Alcohol was deemed to be a factor in the crash. Everyone involved were wearing seatbelts during the crash.
The roadway was temporarily closed for about two hours because of the crash.
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