Update: Man Who Hit Utility Pole Is Charged With DUI


Woodside- The Delaware State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Upper King Road between Olin Dill Road and Main Street, Woodside. The road was shut down due to a utility pole that was severed with wires down, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 4:58 a.m., Saturday morning, November 04, 2017, as Troyvaliant Rahssan Worthy, 24 of Greenwood, was operating a 2004 GMC Envoy southbound on Upper King Road south of Main Street, Woodside. The vehicle ran off the east side of the road traveling southbound in the yard of a residence on Upper King Road and struck a culvert with its front center of the vehicle.

The vehicle continued south into another yard and struck a Delmarva Power utility pole with its front end, at which time the vehicle rolled onto its roof and faced westbound.

Troyvaliant Rahssan Worthy, 24 of Greenwood, was wearing his seat belt. He was treated by paramedics and transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with serious but non-life threatening injuries. After evidence revealed he was under the influence, a DUI investigation was initiated and he was subsequently charged with Driving A Vehicle Under The Influence Of Alcohol and Failed To Remain Within A Single Lane, said Bratz.

Upper King Road in the area of the crash was impacted for several hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Original Breaking Story

Felton – At around 5:00 this morning rescue crews from the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company responded to the 1300 block of Upper King Road for reports of a rollover crash.

Arriving units found one patient that had struck a utility pole with his truck after he swerved to miss a deer.

Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) responded to the scene and transported the patient to Christiana Hospital with a Trauma Alert called.


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