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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Train-Dagsboro

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Dagsboro– The Delaware State Police have charged a Georgetown man for driving under the influence after he struck a train.

The incident occurred on Monday, October 8, 2018 at approximately 11:04 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to Dagsboro Road and Train Lane, for a report of a vehicle striking a train.  Upon arrival, Troopers observed a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, that had attempted to cross the railroad crossing when its left headlight area struck one of the train cars.  The operator of the train was able to bring the train to a stop after the collision.

Upon contact with the driver of the Silverado, 48-year-old David L. Sayre, an odor of alcohol was detected.  Sayre was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the train, a 46-year-old man from Berlin, Maryland and his 48-year-old male passenger from Crumpton, Maryland did not sustain injuries as a result of this crash.

Sayre was issued a traffic citation for the following:

  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification

The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 100918 1103



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