Troopers Update Rollover Accident On I-495



Claymont- The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash in which a Smyrna man was injured yesterday, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 12:54 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The driver, Eric L. Johnson, 33 of Smyrna, was operating a 1996 Jeep Cherokee and was traveling northbound on I-495 in the right lane approaching the merge with I-95 northbound. The driver lost control before spinning out and rolling over. The vehicle then slid several feet before stopping in the right lane and partially on the shoulder.

Johnson, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was transported by EMS to the Wilmington Emergency Room due to minor injuries. Johnson was cited for Failure to Maintain Speed Appropriate for Conditions.

I-495 was shut down by rescue for a short period.


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