A man and woman were hurt during a fiery crash on I-95 in Delaware.
Investigators say Matthew Brown, 26, of Newark, Delaware, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday southbound on I-95 just north of Rt. 141 in Newport. Brown was traveling at a high speed and drove onto the left hand shoulder on the roadway in an attempt to pass slower moving traffic, according to police.
Officials say Brown then struck the back of a 2000 Chevrolet Express van occupied by Robin Hart, 31, of Wilmington, Delaware.
The crash caused Brown's vehicle to catch fire. He was removed from the Impala by responding emergency crews. Brown, who officials say was not properly restrained at the time of the accident, was taken to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.
Hart suffered minor injuries in the accident and was also treated at Christiana Hospital, but for minor injuries.
I-95 southbound was closed in Newport due to the crash. It reopened Tuesday night. Delaware State Police continue to investigate.