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Teen killed by suspected DUI driver near Newark

Mike Phillips - WDEL

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash Tuesday night, December 27, 2022, on Route 4 at Harmony Road.

Troopers say the crash occurred just before 9 p.m. when a car being driven westbound on Route 4 by 29-year old Christopher McCabe of Newark collided with a car that had just made a U-turn at the intersection.

McCabe's car was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred and he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The 16-year old driver of the other car was taken to Christiana Hospital and police said he died early Wednesday morning, December 28th.

A 16-year old passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

McCabe is currently charged with vehicular assault and DUI, and is being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $15,000 bail.

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