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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash- Newark

Date Posted: Monday, November 27th, 2017

Sunset Lake Rd. at Broadleaf drive

Newark – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash, involving three vehicles which has sent four subjects to the hospital.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:57 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2017 on Sunset Lake Road (DE Rt. 72), in the area of Broadleaf Drive, Newark. A 2000 Toyota Corolla, operated by a 20 year old, Newark man was travelling Sunset Lake Road southbound, north of Broadleaf Drive, when for an undetermined reason he crossed into the northbound lanes, colliding head on with a 2015 Honda Odyssey, which was being driven by a 46 year old Dover woman. After the initial impact, a 2014 Kia Forte, operated by a 40 year old Smyrna man, which was following directly behind the Honda was also struck and sustained damage.

The operator of the Toyota had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to the Christiana Hospital in serious condition. The operator the Honda, along with two juvenile passengers from her vehicle, were also transported to the Christiana Hospital with undetermined, non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the Kia refused medical treatment at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Corporal W. Peoples at Troop 2 by calling 302-834-2620.


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