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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Train


Date Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2018

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Delmar – Delaware State Police are on scene of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a train that occurred this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:58 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, on Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk.  A passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Bacons Road when a train was traveling southbound on the railroad tracks.  The vehicle had crossed onto the railroad tracks and was subsequently struck by the train.  The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified of the crash and officials from the Delmarva Central Railroad are on scene.  Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk still remains closed at this time.

Motorists can expect delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For information regarding traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

Click on link for original release: *TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Bacons Road Closed Due to Crash- Delmar

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Master Corporal K. Argo of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 050418 1145

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