I-95 Crash Sends Four People To Hospital Sunday Morning

Newport – The Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred earlier this morning on John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I95) east of the I-95 ramp, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the incident occurred on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at approximately 4:51 a.m., when a 2013 Dodge Caravan, operated by a 30-year-old female of North Carolina, was traveling in the left lane on I-95 southbound approaching Churchman’s Road. A 2003 Honda Accord, operated by a 24-year-old female of Dover, Delaware was traveling in the right middle lane on southbound I-95 just ahead of the Dodge Caravan. The Honda Accord was seen traveling at a high rate of speed following vehicles too closely and subsequently slammed on the brakes causing her to lose control and veer left crossing all southbound lanes, said Bratz. The Accord struck the concrete barrier with its front left bumper and then became disabled in the left lane facing northbound on I-95 southbound. The Dodge Caravan’s front center bumper then struck the Accord’s front center bumper and continued southbound with its front bumper striking the concrete barrier.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan and her two passengers, 11-year-old and 5-year-old, were transported from the scene by EMS to the Christiana Hospital with injuries.

The driver of the Honda Accord was transported from the scene by EMS to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was ticketed for unsafe speed.

I-95 southbound in the area of the ramp was closed for approximately one hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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