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Delaware State Police said an 88-year old man is dead following a nearly head-on crash on Shipley Road near Springer Middle School.

The crash happened around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2021.

Troopers say a car driven by the victim southbound on Shipley Road crossed over the double yellow line and hit a northbound SUV.

Talleyville firefighters removed the victims from both vehicles and they were treated on scene by New Castle County paramedics.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A 63-year old woman driving the SUV was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

It's unknown what caused the driver to travel into oncoming traffic.

The road was closed for about three hours while the crash was being investigated.

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