Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Newport, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer that occurred early this morning just east of Newport.
The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:11 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the ramp to southbound DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road), Newport. As a result of the crash, the tractor trailer overturned as is currently blocking the off-ramp. A male passenger in the tractor trailer was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.
The exit lane to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound is currently closed and is expected to be for some time as the tractor trailer must be off loaded before being removed from the scene. All other southbound lanes of I-95 remain open. Commuters wishing to use the ramp to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound are asked to find alternate routes of travel.
The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police is still on-going. More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
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