Multi-Car Crash Closes Concord Pike, Four In Hospital

Wilmington- Delaware State Police investigated a four vehicle crash in which four people were injured that occurred last night just north of Wilmington, according to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said that the investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 7:07 p.m. last night, Saturday, March 11, 2017, as Jacqueline Baldwin, 32, of Bear, DE, was operating a 2005 Ford F-150 and was traveling in a southbound direction in the center lane of US Rt. 202 (Concord Pike) just south of Foulk Road.

The front of the F-150 then struck the rear of a 2004 Honda CRV, which was traveling in the center lane of southbound Rt. 202, and which was being operated by Read Scott, 26, of Wilmington, said Hale. The Honda then traveled in a southeasterly direction, crossed a raised concrete median, and entered the left hand lane of northbound Rt. 202. It then struck the front bumper of a 2014 Toyota Camry which was being operated by Jeanette Morine, 32, of Wilmington, according to Hale.

The Toyota then entered the center lane of northbound Concord Pike where it then struck the left front of a 2017 Lexus RX 350 which was being operated by Brian Sallade, 53, of West Chester, PA., said Hale.

Jacqueline Baldwin, as well as an 8-year-old passenger in her vehicle, were not injured. Baldwin was cited for Following Too Closely and assorted registration violations.

Jeanette Morine, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. She was then transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where she was treated for her non-life threatening injuries.

A 14-year-old female passenger in her car was also transported to the Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. A second 14-year-old passenger in her car was removed from the scene by ambulance and transported to the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries as well.

Read Scott, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his serious injuries.

The northbound and southbound lanes of Rt. 202 were closed for approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.


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