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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred in the Wilmington area on Tuesday morning.
On September 13, 2022, at approximately 6:14 a.m., a white 2020 Ram 3500 pickup truck was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 just south of U.S. Route 202 (Concord Pike) through a construction zone, where the leftmost lane of I-95 was closed. For unknown reasons, the Ram entered into the closed lane and collided with several construction barrels. The truck continued southbound, struck a road sign, and entered into the access point to the construction zone. The front of the Ram then collided with a slipform paver, where it came to rest and caught fire.
The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending at this time. No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. There were no construction workers actively working at the time of the collision.
Southbound I-95 and southbound Concord Pike were closed for approximately 10 hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal J. Forester by calling 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 091422 1134