Hit-and-Run Driver Among 2 Dead in 2nd Crash: Police

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    State Police have identified two men who were killed after a driver fled the scene of one accident only to be involved in another one moments later.

    Police say a 53-year-old Stephen Rementer of Garnet Valley rear-ended a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 66-year-old Beverly McCaskill while she was stopped at a traffic light on Naamans Road at Marsh Road in Wilmington, Del. around 2:30 p.m. 

    As McCaskill was calling 911, Rementer got out of his 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass and began yelling at her, according to authorities.

    He then got back in his car and fled the scene at a high speed, heading southbound on Marsh Road, according to reports.

    Less than a mile away, Rementer crossed over the center line in the roadway while taking a right curve. His car struck a cement wall and guardrail, then skidded back into the northbound lane and directly into the path of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, which was being driven by a 68-year-old John A. Hawrylak of Wilmington.

    Hawrylak slammed on his brakes, but the last-second efforts were not enough to avoid Rementer's vehicle.

    The two cars collided head-on in the northbound lane of Marsh Road near Millers Road, according to officials. The impact spun both vehicles.

    Rementer and Hawrylak were transported to Christiana Medical Center, where they were both pronounced dead.

    The Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash, but police say neither man was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

    Officials shut down Marsh Road between Naamans Road and Harvey Road for about three hours after the accident.

    McCaskill was uninjured in the initial crash.