Happening Now: Dupont Blvd Shutdown Near Georgetown, Rollover Crash With Serious Injuries

Georgetown – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving a passenger car and Box truck.

The preliminary investigation has determined a serious personal injury crash occurred today, July 1, 2019, at approximately 10:23 a.m. on northbound DuPont Boulevard (U.S. 113) northwest of Governor Stockley Road (C.R. 432) south of Georgetown. A 21-year-old male of Georgetown was operating a 2011 Nissan Altima and failed to yield right of way as he traveled eastbound crossing over U.S. 113 northbound and a Box truck operated by a 51-year-old  Maryland man struck his vehicle and a utility pole was struck.

The driver of the Nissan was transported by the Delaware State Police Helicopter to the Beebe Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of Box Truck was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Delmarva Power is currently at the scene working on the utility pole.

U.S. 113 in the area of the crash is shut down and traffic is being diverted to East Piney Grove Road (C.R. 329) Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

Update: At around 2:15 this afternoon the 21-year-old patient was transported via LifeNet to Christiana Hospital.

Breaking Report

Georgetown – At 10:23 this morning rescue crews from the Georgetown and Millsboro Fire Companies along with Sussex County Medics and Trooper 2 have responded to Route 113 and Governor Stockley Road for a rollover crash with one patient trapped.

Reports from the scene indicate that a tractor-trailer has overturned and that one patient was trapped in a separate vehicle. A utility pole has been knocked down and was partially in the vehicle, complicating the rescue.

At 10:52 the patient was extricated from the vehicle and later transported to Beebe Medical Center by air with serious injuries.

Delaware State Police have issued the following statement:
“Road closed for crash DuPont Boulevard northbound is down to 1 lane and Governor Stockely rd. is shut down between DuPont Blvd. and Bethesda. Use caution and avoid the area.”


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