Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Ellendale- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a serious crash which occurred this morning just south of Ellendale.
The initial investigation has determined that the crash happened at approximately 9:25 a.m. this morning, Saturday, June 3, 2017, as Rigoberto Perez-Sanchez, 43, of Bridgeville, was operating a 2015 Toyota Yaris and was stopped in the crossover at the intersection of CR 579 (E. Robbins Road) and US Rt. 113 (N. DuPont Boulevard), attempting to enter the northbound lane of N. DuPont Boulevard. As Perez-Sanchez began to enter onto Rt. 113, he pulled directly into the path of a 1996 Chevrolet pick-up truck which was being operated by a 25-year-old Georgetown woman. The front of the Chevrolet then struck the rear of the Toyota, which forced it off of the east edge of the roadway where it came to rest. The Chevrolet was able to come to a controlled stop on the northbound shoulder of DuPont Boulevard.
Rigoberto Perez-Sanchez, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by Paramedics. He was then transported by ambulance to the Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
A 9-year-old male rear seat passenger (son) in the Toyota, who was not properly restrained, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children where he was admitted in critical condition. There were no other injuries.
The northbound lane of DuPont Boulevard was closed for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Alcohol or drug use is not being considered as a factor in the crash.
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