Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Floyd McNally
Hockessin, DE – The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a serious crash that occurred south of Hockessin this morning.
The preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred around 11:29 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 as James J. Conway, 28 of Pennsylvania, was operating a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze southbound on Lancaster Pike (SR 41) approaching New Port Gap Pike. A 2010 Ford Edge operated by Sonseeahray Dunn, 59 of Pennsylvania, was northbound on Lancaster Pike and approaching the Cruze traveling southbound on Lancaster Pike. For unknown reasons the Cruze crossed the center line and drove into the northbound lane of Lancaster Pike and struck the front left side of the Edge. The Edge then rolled onto its roof in the northbound lane of Lancaster Pike. A third vehicle a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder operated by Megan Fitzpatrick, 47 of Wilmington, was traveling northbound behind the Edge and struck the vehicle in the passenger side door. The Pathfinder continued northbound on Lancaster Pike and came to a controlled stop. The Edge spun counterclockwise in the roadway.
James J. Conway, who was wearing a seat belt was treated by the New Castle County Paramedics for non-life threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center.
Sonseeahray Dunn, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated by the New Castle County Paramedics. She was transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Megan Fitzpatrick was uninjured in the crash.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Lancaster Pike (SR 41) in the area of the crash was closed approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.
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