Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
New Castle – Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash which took place on I-95 northbound in the area DE Route 141, yesterday evening.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:26 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, on I-95 northbound, south of DE 141, in New Castle, when a 57 year old Dover man, who was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, experienced a suspected medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle.
The Tahoe which was traveling I-95 northbound in the right lane, suddenly veered left in to the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, being driven by a 27 year old female from New Castle, at which time the two vehicles collided. After the initial impact, the Cobalt was forced left and collided with a 2011 Mazda CX-9, being driven by a 47 year old male from Franklin Park, New Jersey. The Tahoe continued traveling in a northwest direction, across all lanes of I-95 before colliding with a concrete barrier, where it came to rest. The Cobalt and the Mazda came to rest in the I-95 northbound left two lanes.
The driver of the Tahoe who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Christiana Hospital in serious condition. The driver of the Cobalt, who was properly restrained, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda, who was also properly restrained, was uninjured.
I-95 northbound lanes were shut down for approximately 1 hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Johnson at Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000
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