Major Accident Shuts Down Route 13 For Hours In Harrington

Harrington – At 12:05 this afternoon, rescue crews with the Harrington Fire Company, along with Kent County Paramedics, Trooper 2 (Delaware State Police Aviation) and Delaware State Police Troopers responded to South DuPont Highway at Tower Road for reports of a vehicle accident with multiple serious injuries.

Upon arrival, crews reported that they were evaluating three patients, one of which was very seriously injured.

The Delaware State Police issued the following statement

“The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious crash that occurred at approximately 12:01 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, on South Dupont Highway. As a result of this crash, South Dupont Highway at Tower Hill Road is closed.

Motorists can expect delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For further traffic updates and road closure information click on the following link: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is ongoing with further information being released as it becomes available.”

At last check at 4:45 pm the road remains closed down.

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