‘He made a wrong turn’: Family member speaking out after deadly Delaware canal crash


A CAR PLUNGES INTO A CANAL IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY. THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD AND A FOURTH CHILD IS UNACCOUNTED FOR.>>POLICE ARE REFERRING TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS AS A HERO.>>SUNDAY NIGHT, I’M SARAH BLOOMQUIST ALONG WITH WALTER PEREZ. THE BIG STORY IS THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED AN 18-YEAR-OLD TO DRIVE INTO A CANAL IN DELAWARE. THE DRIVER AND TWO RELATIVES ARE REPORTED DEAD, A SIX-YEAR-OLD IS MISSING. ANNIE MCCORMICK HAS MORE FROM MIDDLETOWN.>>FIVE PEOPLE WERE IN THE VEHICLE, FOUR RELATIVES AND A FAMILY FRIEND. THE R RELATIVES STAYED AT THE SCENE MOST OF THE DAY HOLDING OUT HOPE. WHAT BEGAN AS A RESCUE MISSION TURNED TO TRAGEDY.>>SOON AFTER IT STARTED IT TURNED TO A RECOVERY MISSION.>>A VEHICLE CARRYING FIVE PEOPLE PLUNGED INTO THE C & D CANAL. BEHIND THE WHEEL WAS AN 18-YEAR-OLD MALE, THREE RELATIVES, 6, 12 AND 16-YEAR-OLD BOYS WERE PASSENGERS INSIDE. A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS ALSO A PASSENGER. THE DRIVER MANAGED TO GET HER TO SAFETY. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE HE DIED WHEN HE WENT TO SAVE THE OTHERS.>>THE LONE SURVIVOR WAS A 16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. HE TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING HE COULD TO HELP THE REMAINING PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE.>>FAMILY THE CANAL IS 30 FEET DEEP WITH A ROAD ALONGSIDE OF IT.>>>>SINKING VEHICLE, MIDDLETOWN. BY LATE SUNDAY, AUTHORITIES FOUND THE 12 AND 16-YEAR-OLD BOYS IN THE VEHICLE IN THE WATER AND PRONOUNCED THEM DEAD BUT THE SIX-YEAR-OLD IS MISSING. CREWS ARE USING SONAR EQUIPMENT TO TRY TO FIND HIM.

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