Jay C. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene
Delaware State Police have charged a Harrington resident after he was involved in a collision resulting in the death of a Millsboro man.
The incident took place at about 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the southbound lane of Del. Route 1, north of NE 10th St., Milford.
Milford police were first to respond to the scene and called in the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit to probe the crash, department spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney said.
Maloney identified the suspect as Glenn M. Outten, 30; the deceased victim was identified as Jay C. Richardson, 56.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 2006 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Outten was traveling north on Route 1 when it hit the south bound 2016 Ford Escape driven by Richardson.
The impact pushed the Ford backward and off the roadway, with the vehicle coming to rest in the center grass median. The Chevrolet spun around and came to rest near the impact point, Maloney said.
Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seatbelts, he added.
Richardson was declared dead at the scene, while Outten was taken to Bayhealth Hospital Milford Campus, treated for his injuries and released to police.
Richardson’s passenger was taken to Bayhealth Milford then airlifted to Christiana Medical Center suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Outten is charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, first-degree vehicular assault, driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the road and having no proof of insurance.
He was ordered held in default of a $7,000 secured bail following a hearing in JP Court 2.
Del. Route 1 was closed for about four hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway cleared.
Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Cpl. Killen of the DSP Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-698-8451.