- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

BEAR, Del. (AP) - A Wilmington man has been charged with vehicular homicide after police say his drunken driving caused a highway crash that killed a 69-year-old woman and left a 76-year-old man in critical condition.

Delaware State Police said the crash occurred Saturday night in Bear at the intersection of U.S. 40 and U.S. 1. According to police, 30-year-old Cristobal Guzman-Martinez of Wilmington ran a red light in a Ford Expedition and struck a sedan driven by 76-year-old Melvin Kessler of Bear.

After the crash, it took 15 minutes for medics using the “jaws of life” to extricate a passenger in the sedan, 69-year-old Phyllis Kessler of Bear. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

On Sunday, authorities said Melvin Kessler was in critical but stable condition.

Police said Guzman-Martinez was uninjured.

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