NC man among five who died in Delaware weekend collisions

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police identified on Sunday the five motorists who died in a pair of head-on collisions on Delaware roads during the weekend.

The three who died from the two-vehicle wreck early Saturday on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark were Francisco Rodriguez, 35, of Newark; Kelvin Mwangi, 26, of New Castle; and James Ogachi, 25, of Cary, North Carolina, according to a Delaware State Police news release.

A fourth person was injured in the collision, which officers say happened when a Hyundai sedan traveling east crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle. The deceased were the drivers of the two vehicles and a Hyundai passenger.

The two drivers who died from a Friday evening accident on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington were identified by police as Arthur Bell Jr., 52, of Bear, and Lottie Lee, 62, of Wilmington. Based on previously released information, a westbound Chevrolet SUV crossed over the median and struck an eastbound Jeep. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said on Sunday the collisions were still under investigation.