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Man Arrested in Crash that Killed Paramedic

DELAWARE CITY, Del. — Delaware State Police say a Bear man has been arrested in connection with a weekend accident that killed a paramedic from the Delaware City Fire Company.

Police say 28-year-old Joseph Taye was expected to be charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash.

Thirty-year-old paramedic Michelle Smith was killed Saturday evening while assisting an injured motorcyclist along U.S. Route 13 at School Lane. Police say Taye was driving a car that sideswiped a police car at the scene, went out of control and struck Smith and the motorcyclist.

Smith died Monday. The motorcyclist, 30-year-old Edward Reiss, of New Castle, is in critical condition at Christiana Hospital.