Laurel, DE (January 18, 2023) – Police in Laurel are investigating following a fatal multi-car accident on Tuesday, January 17th. The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. on Laurel Road, just west of Goose Nest Road.
According to a report from police, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 was traveling eastbound on Laurel Road, while a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was traveling eastbound on the same road. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Silverado 1500 crossed over the center line and entered the path of the Silverado 2500, causing a head-on crash.
The Silverado 1500 driver was identified as 27-year-old Lillyanne Ternahan, while the Silverad0 2500 driver was identified as 38-year-old Jamin Pugh. Both drivers died at the scene of the crash. A 12-year-old and 9-year-old girl in Pugh’s vehicle suffered critical injuries and were rushed to a local hospital.
There is no word on whether alcohol or speed played a role in the accident. An investigation is underway.
No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims following this tragic fatal traffic accident in Laurel.
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Driving in Delaware can be a very hazardous activity. While no one ever expects to be involved in a collision, crashes take place each day on our state’s roadways. In fact, it is estimated that a collision will take place about once every 22 minutes. This means that no one is ever truly safe from the possibility of being involved in a crash. When a crash happens, we know that there is about a one-third chance of injuries also occurring.
Following a Delaware car accident, you are likely to have questions about your legal rights. If you are suffering from injuries as a result of the accident, you could be experiencing physical pain as well as financial and mental stress. During this time, you may wonder when you will be able to resume the life that you enjoyed prior to the crash. Fortunately, there is help available.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our Millsboro injury attorneys can help when you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident. We know that innocent victims are frequently affected by car accidents throughout Delaware. While we cannot go back and prevent the crash from happening, we can make sure that you are prepared moving forward. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for crash victims and their families. We will fight to make sure that your rights are protected and that the negligent party is held responsible. Our team strongly believes that all negligent drivers should be held fully responsible for their actions.
Our firm is here for you and ready to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. During the consultation, our attorneys will evaluate your situation and explain all of your legal options. If we decide to take on your case, there is no obligation unless we obtain a recovery o your behalf. To speak with a car accident attorney in Laurel, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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