Crews Have Up-Righted The Overturned Tractor Trailer In Newark, 896 Exit Still Closed

Newark –  Delaware State Police is currently investigating a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer which occurred this morning in Newark, according to State Police.

Officials said the investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:35 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, as Corey Saunders, 28, of Baltimore, MD., was operating a 2008 Freightliner tractor and trailer and was traveling on the ramp from I-95 southbound onto DE 896 (S. College Avenue) southbound. Saunders failed to negotiate the curve which caused the truck to strike a metal guard rail and overturn onto the left hand shoulder, where it came to rest.

Corey Saunders, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured. He was cited by troopers with Inattentive Driving.

The ramp from I-95 southbound to DE 896 southbound will be closed until the tractor-trailer can be up-righted and removed from the scene. Commuters should expect delays in the area and are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

As of 11:45 am the truck was observed in the up-righted position attached to a tow truck. The road remains closed.

 

Image Credits: DelDOT

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