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Postal Worker Airlifted After Serious Crash

Harbeson – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a mail carrier that occurred earlier this afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Delaware State Police Helicopter

Fournier said that the incident occurred around 11:26 a.m. Thursday March 9, 2017 as Michael S. Mears, 46 of Georgetown, was operating a 2016 Ford Transit Connect van westbound on Forest Road and came to a stop at the intersection with Harbeson Road (SR5).

Mears failed to remain stopped and pulled across the intersection to continue westbound on Anderson Corner Road when the front of the van struck the left front corner of a 1994 General Motors mail truck being operated by Kimberly R. Humphrey, 44 of Milford, according to Fournier.

After the impact, the mail truck continued in a southwesterly direction, striking a stop sign before coming to a stop. The van also continued in a southwesterly direction before coming to a stop.

Kimberly Humphrey was properly restrained and airlifted by State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center where she is currently admitted in serious condition.

Michael Mears was properly restrained an uninjured in the crash. He was cited for Failure to Remain Stopped.

Traffic in the area of the collision was impacted for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared

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