Update: Crash Traps Four, Shuts Down Route 1 In Smyrna

Smyrna – At around 4:45 this afternoon, rescue crews, along with Delaware State Police, Kent County Paramedics, Trooper 4 all responded to Route 1 NB in Smyrna for a vehicle crash with entrapment.

While en route crews were alerted that two vehicles were involved in the accident and that four patients were trapped.

Upon their arrival, crews confirmed that four patients were trapped. At least two in very serious condition.

At 5:10 the driver of one of the vehicles was the first to be freed.

Minutes later Command reported that a passenger was also freed.

At 5:32 the third patient was extricated from the vehicle.

At 5:35 the fourth passenger was freed from the vehicle.

At least one patient has been flown to the Trauma Center at Christian Hospital in Stanton.

At 6:14 Command turned the scene over to Delaware State Police. The NB lanes will be closed for an extended period of time. One SB lane in the area of the crash will remain closed as well.

We are working to gather more information.

Developing

Shari Sack

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