Townsend Man Dies In Tuesday Morning Accident In New Castle, Two Middletown Men Injured - Updated With Identity Of Fatality

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A Tuesday morning accident near New Castle killed a Townsend man and injured two Middletown men. The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate the four vehicle accident at happened around 11am, July 10 on Rt. 13 at the intersection with Red Lion Road.

According to the State Police, the accident happened when the driver of a box truck northbound rear ended a Dodge Neon stopped at the traffic light and knocked the Neon out of the roadway which caught on fire. The box truck then slammed into a Nissan Frontier and then into a Hyundai Tiburon which was parked on the shoulder and disabled.

The occupant of the Neon, a 53-year-old man from Townsend, was unable to escape the fire and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai, a 71-year-old man from Middletown was taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was attempting to start his vehicle and was making towing arrangements when the accident happened.  The driver of the Nissan Frontier, also a 71-year-old man from Middletown was properly restrained and was treated and released from Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the box truck was identified as 62-year-old Harold Holloway, Jr. of Bridgeport, Connecticut and he was properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries and was treated and released from Christiana Hospital. His passenger, a 57-year-old woman from Bridgeport, Connecticut was also properly restrained and was treated and released from Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mr. Holloway was charged with operation of a vehicle causing the death of another person and inattentive driving. He is awaiting arraignment and it is not known if he was impaired at the time of the accident.

The Rt. 13 and Red Lion Road intersection was closed in both directions for about three hours after the accident and the accident is still being investigated by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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