County Officer, Two Others Injured In Head-On Collision Tuesday


Just before 7:40 last evening Tuesday, August 20, 2019, rescue crews from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company (WMFC) along with New Castle County Paramedics and Police responded to the 300 block N Dupont Highway in the area of WMFC Station 28 for an injury accident.

Crews responding to the crash were informed that a New Castle County Police Officer was involved in a head-on collision.

The officer was reportedly responding with lights and sirens to a fight at a nearby apartment complex when the crash occurred, according to a witness.

Reports from the scene indicate that the officer and two other patients were transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 13 SB was closed for approximately two hours while police investigated the crash.

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