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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Seaford


Date Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2018

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Seaford-The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred at the intersection of Old Furnace Road (CR 46 )and Middleford Road (CR 535) late last evening.

The incident occurred on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at approximately 11:14 p.m. when a 1995 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Old Furnace Road approaching the intersection of Middleford Road.  A  1999 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer was traveling westbound on Old Furnace Road attempting to make a left onto Middleford Road.  For unknown reasons, the operator of the Camry failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued through the intersection into the direct path of the Tractor Trailer.  As a result, the front bumper of the Camry struck the front bumper of the Tractor Trailer, causing the Camry to rotate around the Tractor Trailer before coming to a rest in the intersection.

The operator of the Camry who’s identity has not yet been confirmed, was properly restrained and removed from the scene by EMS.  He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where he was listed in critical condition, and awaiting transport to the Christiana Hospital.

The 38-year-old male operator of the Tractor Trailer was properly restrained and not injured as a result of this crash.

There were also two passengers in the Toyota Camry.  One male passenger who was not properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was later airlifted to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition.  The second male passenger who was not properly restrained was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway was cleared.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 042018 0756

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