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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash I-495 – Wilmington


Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

I-495 at 4A

Wilmington (19809) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred overnight, which has sent two people to the hospital.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:14 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, on I-495 southbound, north of Edgemoor Road, Wilmington. A 2005 Ford Escape operated by a 22 year old Philadelphia man, was stopped in the I-495 southbound, left lane of travel, for an unknown reason. A 2016 Nissan Pathfinder operated by a 62 year old Wilmington man was traveling I-495 southbound, also in the left lane. The operator of the Nissan did not see the vehicle stopped in the roadway and a as result, the front end of his vehicle struck the rear of the Ford. After impact both vehicles continued southbound, coming to rest in the I-495 southbound left lane.

The operator of the Ford who was unrestrained, was transported by Delaware State Police helicopter to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

The operator of the Nissan, who was properly restrained, was transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Impairment is not being considered a factor on his behalf.

The investigation is ongoing with further details being released as they become available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8483.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 012518 1155

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