Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
New Castle (19720)- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a three vehicle crash in which six people were injured that occurred late yesterday afternoon west of New Castle.
The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred on Monday, February 27, 2017 at approximately 5:52 p.m., as James D. Mullin, 37, of Wilmington, was operating a 2001 Saab 9-5 and was traveling in the right center lane on southbound I-95 just south of DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road). Mullin then made a sudden lane change and entered into the center lane of I-95 where his vehicle then struck a 2013 Nissan Altima, which was being operated by Traimer L. Flowers, 21, of Newark. The force of the impact caused the Altima to veer to its left where it then struck the front of a 2014 D.A.R.T. bus, which was being operated by Cooper G. Russell, 46, of Newark. All three vehicles then left the east edge of the roadway where they came to rest.
Traimer Flowers, as well as a passenger in his vehicle, were treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. They were then transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where they were treated for their non-life threatening injuries.
Cooper Russell, as well as three passengers on the D.A.R.T. bus, were also treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the Christiana Hospital. Their injuries were also non-life threatening.
James Mullin was not injured. He was cited by troopers with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Improper Lane Change, and Failure to Signal a Lane Change.
Released: 022817 0625