Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington – Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a two vehicle crash involving a tanker truck that occurred at approximately 11:51 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018, which caused the closure of Naamans Road, east of Foulk Road.
The investigation has determined that a 2018 Peterbilt tractor trailer/tanker vehicle, operated by a 62 year old Dover man, was traveling westbound Naaman’s Road in the right lane, east of Foulk Road. A 2001 Buick Le Sabre being driven by Amber Robinson, 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was traveling westbound Naaman’s Road, in the left lane, adjacent to the tractor trailer. The Buick veered right striking the left side of the tanker, in front of it’s rear wheels, where it became impinged. The Buick was then dragged approximately 200 feet while under the tanker, before the tractor trailer was able to come to a controlled stop.
The tractor trailer driver who was properly restrained at the time of the crash was uninjured. Neither improper driving nor impairment are factors on his behalf.
Robinson who was also properly restrained and uninjured, was issued a citation for Improper Lane Change. Impairment is not a factor on her behalf.
A 12 year old male, front seat passenger in the Buick was transported to the Wilmington Hospital, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
Naaman’s Road was closed in both directions for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 050118 1642