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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Laurel


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Laurel- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash that occurred last evening.

The crash occurred on August 10, 2020, at approximately 5:19 p.m., when a 2017 Ram ProMaster 2500 series van was traveling eastbound on Laurel Road (SR 24). An unknown make and model U.S. Mail Delivery truck was traveling westbound on Laurel Road, just east of Prettyman Avenue. For unknown reasons the operator of the mail truck crossed the center line and entered the eastbound lane of travel. The vehicles collided in a near head on collision within the westbound lane of travel.  The operator of the mail truck was removed by bystanders before the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.

The operator of the Ram, a 44-year-old male from Millsboro, DE and a male passenger from Frankford, DE were properly restrained.  They were both transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and treated and released with minor injuries.

The operator of the mail truck, a 40-year-old male from Salisbury, MD was properly restrained.  He was transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

Laurel Road in the area of Prettyman Ave. was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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