Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision- Millsboro

Millsboro- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious single-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred late last night.

On January 27, 2021, at approximately 9:14 p.m., a 2017 Kia Sportage was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard, south of East Piney Grove Road. The Sportage failed to remain within the travel lanes, and the right tires exited the east edge of the roadway. The vehicle tried to over correct causing the vehicle to travel across the northbound lanes and exit the northbound lane of travel and enter into the center grass median. Once in the grass median, it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the southbound lanes of travel. It continued traveling counter-clockwise and overturned multiple times across the southbound lanes of travel before it exited the west edge of the roadway and came to rest on its right side.

The 26-year-old male operator of Georgetown, DE, was transported to an area hospital by helicopter in critical condition. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The southbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard were shutdown at East Piney Grove Road for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl/1 Ryan Albert with Delaware State Police Troop 4 by calling 302-703-3266. 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 . 

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 012821 1455

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Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Milton

Milton- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred early this morning.

On December 22, 2020, at approximately 7:20 a.m., a white 2006 Ford F250, being operated by a 22-year-old male of Bethany Beach, was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway approaching the Broadkill River Bridge. The vehicle traveled off the roadway into the median and struck the guardrail on the highway’s southbound side. After colliding with the guardrail, the F250 flipped multiple times, entered into the southbound lane of travel, and collided with an orange 1994 Ford Mustang being operated by a 56-year-old male of Milford, DE. A white 2006 Chevrolet Impala being operated by a 17-year-old male of Lincoln was traveling behind the Mustang and struck the guardrail in the southbound lanes of travel due to the F250 colliding with it.

The operator of the Ford F250 was flown from the scene to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The operator of the Ford Mustang was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Northbound Coastal Highway was closed for approximately 1.5 hours, and southbound Coastal Highway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Tpr. A. Stimac with Delaware State Police Troop 7 by calling 302-644-5020. 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 .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 122220 1817

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Delaware State Police Investigating Crash Involving Trooper – Wilmington

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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released:120820 1308

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*Traffic Advisory* Roadway Closure Rt. 141 between Faulk Road and Children Drive for a Two Vehicle Collision- Wilmington

Wilmington- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a two vehicle collision located at the intersection of the Rt. 141 Spur and West Park Drive, Wilmington.

The accident occurred this afternoon at approximately 4:31 p.m. and one vehicle involved is a Delaware State Police Vehicle.  Rt. 141 roadway is currently closed between Faulk Road and Children Drive for the crash to be investigated.  West Park Drive remains open.

Occupants were transported to nearby hospitals for medical attention.

This collision is an active and ongoing investigation.  As additional details become available, an additional release will be issued.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 120720 1800

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*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Newark

Newark – Delaware State Police are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on Interstate 95 northbound at the Churchmans Road overpass. 

As a result of the crash, I-95 northbound in the area of Churchmans Road is closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. The road closure is anticipated to be lengthy, with no estimated time for a re-opening.

For updated road closure information and traffic conditions log on to:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released:112520 2309

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*Traffic Advisory* Road Closure Route 13 For Overturned Tractor Trailer – New Castle

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer that has overturned at the exit ramp from Route 13 southbound to Route 141 northbound.  As a result of the crash, the exit ramp is closed.

Motorists will experience heavy delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information, log on to http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 111320 1602

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*Traffic Advisory* Road Closure Route 13 For Overturned Tractor Trailer – Seaford

Seaford – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer that has overturned on Route 13.  As a result of the crash, all lanes of Route 13 northbound are closed at Concord Road.

Motorists will experience heavy delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information, log on to http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 110420 1522

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Crash With Fuel Spill – Wilmington

Wilmington The Delaware State Police are currently on scene investigating a roll-over crash involving an oil tanker with a fuel spill that occurred at approximately 6:09 a.m. this morning, Thursday, October 01,  2020, on Kirkwood Highway at Farrand Drive, Wilmington, DE.

As a result of the crash, Kirkwood Highway is closed in both directions.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log onto: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell 

Released: 100120 0812

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*Update* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Dagsboro

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.

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Dagsboro

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 091820 1530

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*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Dagsboro

Dagsboro – Delaware State Police are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:12 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, on Armory Road in the area of Herring Wood Drive. 

As a result of the crash, Armory Road in the area of Herring Wood Drive closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. The road closure is anticipated to be lengthy, with no estimated time for a re-opening.

For updated road closure information and traffic conditions log on to:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released:091820 1010

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