Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Stanton – Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer that took place at the intersection of DE Rt. 7 northbound and DE Rt. 4 eastbound, in Stanton.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, as a 2000, Koehring tractor trailer, operated by Pittman Lee Cary III, 39, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was rounding a curve on DE Rt. 7 northbound, just prior to the intersection with DE Rt. 4 eastbound. Carey failed to negotiate the curve and in turn the vehicle, which was fully loaded with hay, overturned onto it’s right side, coming to rest in a grassy median. Carey, who was able to exit the cab of the vehicle under his power, was treated at the Christiana Hospital for minor injuries. Carey was cited for Careless Driving.
DE Rt. 7 northbound was closed for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 022418 0930