Teen in critical condition after crash near Milford

Crash scene on Route 36 (Cedar Beach Road) east of Milford (Photo: Delaware State Police)
Crash scene on Route 36 (Cedar Beach Road) east of Milford (Photo: Delaware State Police)
Accident scene on Route 36 (Photo: Delaware State Police)
Accident scene on Route 36 (Photo: Delaware State Police)

MILFORD, DELAWARE (7/20/2015) A 17-year-old Milford boy was critically injured today when his car struck trees along Route 36 east of Milford, according to Delaware State Police.

The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. west of Mills Road.

Police said Michael T. Lofland was driving west in a 2002 Mazda 626 at high speed and failed to negotiate a right-hand turn. He went off the south side of the road, sideswiped a tree with the driver’s side and struck another tree with the right front side of the bumper, causing his car to be wedged ¬†between two trees.

A state police helicopter took Lofland to Milford Memorial Hospital.

Traffic charges are pending, police said.

Route 36 (Cedar Beach Road) was closed about 2 hours as police investigated and the wreckage was cleared.

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