- Associated Press - Sunday, March 1, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Authorities in Delaware say a driver trying to get around a traffic jam caused a collision that left a woman dead.

New Castle County police say the driver of a pickup truck was traveling southbound Route 301 in Middletown about 6 p.m. Saturday and went into a grassy area to try to get around backed up traffic. The driver lost control while trying to merge back onto the road and entered the northbound traffic lane before hitting a minivan.

A 34-year-old woman who was driving the van was pronounced dead at a local hospital. A 10-year-old passenger in the van suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The pickup truck driver was not injured.

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