Milford Man Sends Six People to the Hospital In Separate Crashes

by Dave on September 26, 2010

A Milford man is accused of sending six people to the hospital after two crashes in the Milton area Friday evening.

According to the Delaware State Police, the first crash happened on Fisher Road west of Joseph Road when Henry Younger, 52, of Milford, was driving his 2004 Dodge pick-up and struck Alaric Shelton, 47, of Milton as he was walking along the roadway. Shelton was wearing a reflective vest when he was struck.

Younger then fled the scene and made his way to Hudson Road where he was heading west and struck a 2006 Ford F150 head-on. As a result of that collision the driver of the Ford, James A. Shirk, 40, of East Earl, PA, was taken to Beebe Hospital in Lewes along with his 33 year-old female passenger, a 13 year female passenger and a 10 year-old female passenger. A 9 year-old boy who was riding in the Ford was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital. All occupants of the Ford F150 were treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

Younger was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where he was admitted for injuries sustained in the second crash.

Shelton was also injured but no information was available at the time of this release.

Alcohol is suspected on the part of Younger and the investigation is still continuing, said the DSP.

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