Two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash near Lincoln on Thursday morning.
The crash occurred about 10:50 a.m. when a 2004 Acura MDX heading north on South Dupont Highway ran a red light and struck the driver’s side of a 1998 Chevrolet Astro minivan heading west on Johnson Road, according to state police.
The collision caused the minivan to spin counter-clockwise before coming to a stop in the center median, where it caught fire, police said.
A pair of Delaware Department of Corrections Officers who witnessed the crash managed to pull the driver of the minivan, 66-year-old Milton resident Albert Baker, from the wreckage, while a DelDOT employee used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze.
Baker, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital, while a 21-year-old passenger in the Acura was taken to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
The driver of the Acura, 38-year-old Dover resident Jessenia D. Valentin-Torres, was not injured. She later was cited for failing to stop at a red light, police said.
Traffic in the area of South Dupont Highway and Johnson Road was impacted for about an hour while police investigated the crash and cleared the scene.