Police identify man killed in crash that injured 2 others near Middletown

A 67-year-old man is dead and two others were seriously injured in a crash involving two trucks early Saturday in Middletown, according to Delaware State Police.

Adil Bayyan, of Middletown, has been identified by police as the crash fatality.

State police said at approximately 4:20 a.m. Saturday a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by an unidentified 24-year-old was traveling south on South Dupont Highway (Route 13). At about the same time, a 2018 Ford F-150 had entered the left lane of Route 13 from Hyetts Corner Road headed north.

A police investigation determined that, at some point north of the Route 1 overpass, for an unknown reason, the Dodge left the southbound lanes, crossed the grass median and entered the northbound left lane of Route 13, where it collided with the Ford.

Police found that neither the 24-year-old driver of the Dodge nor a 26-year-old front-seat passenger were wearing their seat belts. They were both seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.

Bayyan, the driver of the Ford who was wearing his seat belt, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, police said Sunday.

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Route 13 was closed for almost four hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared. Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Master Cpl. Breen by calling 302-365-8486

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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Middletown crash injures 2, kills 1; Delaware State Police ID victim