Police ID two killed in head-on crash

Laurel Road (Route 24) (Photo: Google maps)
Laurel Road (Route 24) (Photo: Google maps)

LAUREL, DELAWARE (9/15/2015) A head-on crash east of Laurel killed a driver and passenger in one car and seriously injured the other driver, Delaware State Police said this morning.

The accident happened about 8:25 p.m. Monday on Laurel Road (Route 24) just west of Jestice Road.

Edward A. Spicer, 55, of Laurel, and his passenger, Jerry L. Whiteman, 57, of Laurel, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

They were westbound in a 1992 Nissan Stanza when an eastbound 2015 Mazda CX5 crossed directly into their path, police said. Spicer swerved to the right but the two cars collided head-on.

The driver of the Mazda, Ronald J. Barde, 56, of Millsboro, was taken by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, then airlifted to Christiana Hospital in Stanton. Police said he was admitted in serious condition.

Police are still investigating the crash and asked any witnesses to contact Cpl. N. Demalto at 302-703-3267.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

The road was closed about four hours as police investigated.

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