Sergeant Paul Shavack


DSP News Release:  Troopers Investigate Serious Townsend Crash


Location: Pine Tree Road south of Harris Road, Townsend, DE


Date and Time of Occurrence:  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:34 a.m.


Operator and Vehicle:


  • Nathaniel C. Willey, 22, Townsend, DE
  • 2006 Chevrolet Silverado



Townsend, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred in Townsend early this morning.


The incident happened at approximately 3:34 a.m. this morning as Nathaniel C. Willey was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and was eastbound on Pine Tree Road in the area of Harris Road in Townsend. For an unknown reason Willey’s vehicle left the north edge of the roadway a struck a tree with its driver’s side door. Nathaniel Willey was trapped in his vehicle for approximately 30 minutes until he could be removed by responding EMS personnel. He was then flown from the scene by Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted in serious condition.


Nathaniel Willey was cited by Troopers with driving under the influence of alcohol. Pine Tree Road was closed for approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.


Released Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Updated: Thursday, 01-Mar-2012 16:00:07 EST
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