69-year-old woman killed in two-car collision in Seaford after teen illegally passed school bus

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SEAFORD, DE- Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash in Seaford that took the life of a 69-year-old woman early Monday morning. Witnesses told police that a car driven by a 19-year-old driver passed a school bus picking up children before crashing into the woman’s vehicle.

At approximately 7:11 a.m., a Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound in the left lane of Sussex Highway, approaching Lakeside Road.

Meanwhile, a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was stopped in the left northbound lane of Sussex Highway for a Seaford School District bus picking up children with its red lights flashing and stop sign extended.

“For unknown reasons, the driver of the Sonata failed to stop for the school bus and did not see the stopped Cavalier,” DSP said. ” After the Sonata hit the Cavalier, both cars were pushed off the road.”

No children were injured, and there was no damage to the school bus.

A 19-year-old male driver of the Sonata from Fruitland, Maryland, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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A Hebron, Maryland, resident, the driver of the Cavalier, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s family and relatives will be notified as soon as possible.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Sonata.