The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred east of Ellendale today.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, as a 41-year-old Georgetown male was operating 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Hummingbird Road, entering the intersection at Holly Tree Road. At the same time, a 49-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hummingbird Road, approaching the same intersection.

As the two vehicles converged, for unknown reasons, the 41-year-old male lost control of the Chrysler and exited the north side of the roadway before re-entering and swerving directly into the path of the pickup, striking it and bringing both vehicles to a stop.

None of the operators or passengers involved in the crash were properly restrained.

The 41-year-old male Chrysler operator was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center, where he was admitted with serious injuries.

The 49-year-old pickup truck operator and his 55-year-old male passenger transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, where both were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler operator. No charges have been filed. Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.