Wilmington– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier this month on Naamans Road, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.
Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 1:31 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018. Kenneth L. Jeanes, 60 of Wilmington, was operating a 2014 Dodge Ram westbound on Naamans Road west of Clearview Avenue in the left lane. For unknown reasons, a 2016 Toyota Rav4 operated by Philip B. Weymouth, 82 of Montchanin was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Naamans Road in this same area, said Bratz.
The front-end of the Toyota Rav 4 struck the front right of the Dodge Ram. After the initial collision, the Toyota Rav 4 traveled approximately 10′ in a northeast direction where it came to rest partially in the right lane and right shoulder of Naamans Road westbound facing eastbound. The Dodge Ram spun in a clockwise direction towards the southwest, stopping partially in the left lane of Naamans Road eastbound and on the center grass median.
As a result of the crash, the occupants of each vehicle were trapped in their vehicles. Rescue crews extricated the patients from their vehicles and transported them to Christiana Hospital. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Philip Weymouth succumbed to his injuries at Christiana Hospital.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Impairment and speed are not suspected as being contributing factors in this crash.
Talleyville – Rescue crews from the Talleyville Fire Company, along with Delaware State Police and New Castle County Paramedics have responded to the 2000 block of Naamans Road for reports of a vehicle crash with two people trapped.
Reports from the scene indicate that two patients were extricated and transported to trauma. One patient by ground the other by Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation).
Naaman’s Road remains closed in both directions between Brandywood Drive and Foulk Road.