I-95 Shutdown For Over 13 Hours

New CastleDelaware State Police continue to investigate a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer that occurred early this morning in New Castle.

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The investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at approximately 1:53 a.m., as Stefan Marinkovic, 25, of Chicago, IL, was operating a 2007 Volvo tractor and trailer, which was loaded with approximately 45,000 pounds of blank pennies, and was traveling in the right hand lane of northbound I-95 in the area of the I-295 eastbound split in New Castle.

For an unknown reason, Marinkovic veered his tractor to the right striking the safety barrier. It then rode a concrete barrier before partially overturning, spilling its load of blank pennies into the roadway and catching fire. Marinkovic, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was able to free himself from the tractor. He was then treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. Marinkovic was cited by troopers with Inattentive Driving.

All of the I-95 northbound lanes, as well as the I-295 eastbound lanes were closed or partially closed for approximately 13.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. They have since been re-opened.

The blank pennies, which were enroute to the Philadelphia Mint, are currently being stored until they can be transported to the mint.

Image Credits: DelDOT

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