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Update: Major Accident I-95, Overturned Tractor Trailer, Very Serious Injuries

Newark – Rescue crews from across New Castle County have responded to I-95 just south of the service center.

Indications are that a tractor-trailer crossed over the median. We have received photos of the overturned truck, however, we are awaiting permission to use them.

Delaware state police has issued the following statement

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer that has closed all lanes of both north and southbound I-95 in the area of Rt. 72. Early indications are that this will be a prolonged closure that will affect both secondary and tertiary roadways. Motorists are encouraged to avoid traveling along this entire corridor as delays will be significant in the surrounding areas.

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Trooper 4 and Life Net were both dispatched to the scene. Early reports indicate that there are several people that are very seriously injured.

HAZMAT crews are responding to the scene as well.

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