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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Dagsboro- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred at approximately 9:12 a.m. this morning on Armory Road, Dagsboro.
The investigation revealed a 2006 GMC Canyon pickup truck was traveling southbound on Armory Road approximately .4 miles north of Murray Road. A 5-person Department of Transportation maintenance crew, who were all wearing yellow reflective vests, were completing work on low hanging trees in the same general vicinity. Several pieces of DELDOT machinery were positioned on the shoulder with their yellow flashing safety strobes activated. The operator of the GMC, a 32-year-old male from Millsboro, failed to provide proper time and attention to the roadway causing the right side of the vehicle to travel slightly onto the shoulder, striking two DELDOT employees. After the collision, the vehicle continued a short distance before stopping, turning around and returning to the scene.
The DELDOT employees involved in the collision were a 37-year-old male from Millsboro, who was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for serious injuries and was released. The second employee was a 20-year-old male from Dagsboro. He was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for minor injuries and was released.
The operator of the vehicle was uninjured. He was charged with inattentive driving and no insurance.
This collision is being investigated by Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contacted Detective A. Mendez at 302-644-5020.
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