Alcohol ruled a factor in fatal Sunday morning crash in Glasgow

 (file/NewsWorks)

(file/NewsWorks)

Delaware State Police have arrested a man involved in a crash that killed the passenger in his car early Sunday morning.

Ernest McGill of Wilmington was charged with second degree vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to police, 26-year-old McGill was behind the wheel of his 2006 Dodge Charger around 3:30 Sunday morning when the vehicle drifted off the road and struck a guardrail while traveling southbound on South College Avenue near Pulaski Highway in Glasgow.

The front passenger side of the vehicle struck the end of a metal guardrail, ejecting 22-year-old Jazmyn Lewis through the back windshield of the car.

Lewis, a resident of Bear, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

McGill was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released after posting $11,000 secured bail.

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate.

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