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2 dead in 3-car accident

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Pike Creek Accident

Two females die as a result of a 3-car fatal accident in Pike Creek, Delaware on February 20, 2010.

Delaware State Police are investigating a three vehicle crash that resulted in the death of two females.

The crash happened just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday when a 2001 Buick Century was traveling north on Rt 7 north of Arundel Drive, while at the same time a 2009 Toyota Yaris and a 1996 Ford Mustang were traveling south approaching the Buick.

The Mustang sideswiped the Toyota prior to it entering the northbound lanes where it struck the Buick's left front. After the impact between the two vehicles, the Buick burst into flames.

Troopers have identified the driver of the Buick struck early this morning as Erin M. Giles, 26, Wilmington and her passenger Maren Johansen, 25, also of Wilmington. Both women died at the scene after their car burst into flames.

The driver of the Mustang, a 17-year-old girl from Milltown, was taken to Christiana Hospital with multiple lower leg fractures.

The operator of the Toyota, identified as Ihab Ibrahim, 35, of Wilmington was not injured.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Everyone was wearing seat belts with the exception of the 17 year-old driver, according to police.

The investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

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