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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

**Update #2 – Names Released** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police are releasing the names of two people that were killed in last Friday’s crash northwest of Greenwood.

The incident occurred around 9:18 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017 as Christopher J. Bramble, 41 of Georgetown, was operating a 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on Andrewsville Road just east of Greenwood Road.  For unknown reasons, the pickup truck’s right side tires went off the south edge of the roadway causing the rear of the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction before crossing the westbound lane and traveling off the north side of the roadway.  As the truck traveled off the roadway, it struck a mailbox with its right side.  The pickup’s right side tires then gouged into the grass and overturned several times through the front yard of a private residence ejecting Bramble and Ciera Smoot onto the ground.  The Ford pickup came to stop in a corn field facing upright in a northerly direction.  All three occupants were not properly restrained.

Christopher Bramble was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where he was pronounced dead.

Ciera B. Smoot, 21 (originally listed as 22) of Greenwood, (right side passenger’s seat) was transported by EMS to MMH and later transferred to Christiana Medical Center where she is admitted in critical condition.  She died as a result of her injuries on Saturday September 30, 2017.

A 45-year-old Harrington man, seated in the back row middle seat, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in the case.  Andrewville Road at Greenwood Road was closed for approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Click to view: **Update** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Click to view original release: **Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 100317 1550



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