Police Update Yesterday’s I-95 Six Vehicle Accident

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington – Delaware State Police investigated a five vehicle crash in which one person was injured that occurred yesterday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the investigation determined that the crash occurred on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 8:49 a.m. , as Desiree Cuff, 33, of Wilmington, was operating a 2013 Dodge Durango and was traveling on the exit ramp from I-95 southbound onto 4th Street.

The front of the Durango then struck the rear of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra, which was being operated by a 31-year-old Ambler, PA man, and which was also stopped on the ramp to 4th Street. The force of the collision caused the Hyundai to be pushed forward at which time its front struck the rear of a 2015 Subaru Impreza, which was also stopped on the ramp, and which was being operated by a 38-year-old Wilmington woman, according to Hale.

The Subaru was then pushed forward causing it to strike a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, which was also stopped on the ramp, and which was being operated by a 36-year-old Wilmington man. The Subaru was then pushed forward at which time its front bumper struck the rear of a 2015 Dodge Caravan which was being operated by a 42-year-old Wilmington man.

Desiree Cuff , who was not injured in the crash, was cited by troopers with Following Too Closely.

The 31-year-old operator of the 2016 Hyundai, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by EMS before being transported by ambulance to the Wilmington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed in the area for approximately 2 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared

Original Story

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are currently at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash which occurred this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 8:49 a.m. on I-95 southbound in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and involves approximately six vehicles. It is unknown how many persons were injured in the crash at this time, however, the injuries are non-life threatening.

Reports from the scene indicate that at least on vehicle rolled over. A one-year-old child an the mother were being evaluated but were alert and concise

As a result of the crash, the southbound lanes of I-95 were closed and commuters were asked to find alternate routes of travel.

All lanes reopened just after 10:00 am.

 


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