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Delaware State Police Investigating Crash Involving Trooper – Wilmington


Date Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash involving a State Trooper that occurred yesterday evening.

The incident occurred on December 07, 2020, at approximately 4:31 p.m., at the intersection of Rt. 141 (Powder Mill Road) and West Park Drive, Wilmington. Traffic at the intersection was stopped in all directions by multiple Troopers working as part of the detail in the President Elect’s motorcade blocked off the intersection. After the motorcade cleared the intersection, a 2019 Nissan Altima who was stopped initially on the southbound exit ramp from Rt. 202, began to proceed through the intersection onto West Park Drive for a green traffic signal. After several seconds, a 2015 Chevrolet fully marked Delaware State Police Tahoe, also working as part of the President Elect’s motorcade detail was traveling southbound 141 and entered the intersection with all its emergency lights activated. The front of the Tahoe struck the left front side of the Altima and pushed it into the southbound lane of Route 141.

The operator of the Altima, a 77-year-old female from Wilmington was transported to an area hospital where she was treated and released with minor injuries.

The Trooper who was operating the Chevrolet Tahoe was also transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Route 141 was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. Traffic for West Park Drive was redirected away from the collision scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. 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

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