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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Serious Crash Investigated South of Bridgeville

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Conrail Rd Crash

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Bridgeville – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred early Wednesday evening south of Bridgeville.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday June 28, 2017 as Brandon L. Palmer, 18 of Bridgeville, was operating a 2006 Pontiac G6 southbound on Conrail Road south of Cannon Road.  For unknown reasons, the G6 drove off the west side of the roadway and struck the train tracks before overturning and coming to a stop on the railway.

Brandon Palmer was removed from the scene and airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to A.I. DuPont Hospital where he is admitted with undetermined injuries.  It is unknown if Palmer was properly restrained.

A 21-year-old male passenger was properly restrained and did not report any injuries.

Conrail Road was closed between Cannon Road and Hearns Pond Road for approximately one hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 062917 1735



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