Driver Injured In Crash On Sunday Succumbs To His Injuries

Bear – On Sunday, June 9, 2019, at approximately 3:32 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Salem Church Road northbound south of Bradley Drive for the report of a two-vehicle crash, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation determined that a 2016 Honda Civic, driven by a 54-year-old male of Newark, was traveling northbound on Salem Church Road in the right lane. A 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by an 85-year-old was parked on the northbound right shoulder of Salem Church Road. As the Honda Civic continued northbound the Chevy Malibu merged into the right lane causing its front left to collide with the Civic’s front right side, said Bratz.

The driver of the Malibu, Wayne A. Beemler, sustained injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital. he was admitted to the Christiana Hospital ICU and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on June 11, 2019.

The driver of the Honda Civic, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, was transported to the Christiana Hospital for treatment.


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