Troopers Identify Man In Killed Concord Pike Crash Tuesday

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The Delaware State Police have identified the driver who died in a crash on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, on Concord Pike (US Rt. 202) southbound north of Powder Mill Rd. as 35-year-old Ryan Ferrer of Wilmington, Delaware.

Original Story

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday night, November 26, 2019, at approximately 6:18 p.m., on southbound Concord Pike (US 202) north of Powder Mill Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the initial investigation has determined that a 2015 Lexus RC350, operated by a 35-year-old male from Wilmington, Delaware, was approaching the intersection of Powder Mill Road on southbound Route 202 when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a light pole.

The Lexus reentered the roadway and made a second impact with the left rear of a 2005 Mazda 3, operated by a 22-year-old Wilmington man that was stopped in the center-right lane of the intersection for a red traffic light. The Lexus continued traveling and made a third impact with the right side of a 2019 Volvo tractor-trailer, operated by a 37 year old male from Reading, Pennsylvania, who was also stopped for the red traffic light at the intersection. The Lexus came to a stop partially lodged underneath of the trailer.

The operators of the Mazda and Volvo tractor-trailer were properly restrained and did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision.

The 35-year-old operator of the Lexus who was properly restrained was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Speed does not appear to be a contributing factor at this time, impairment on his behalf is undetermined. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

All lanes of US Route 202 southbound were closed north of Powder Mill Rd. for approximately 5 hours while the crash was investigated.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

Breaking Report

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred at approximately 6:18 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 on southbound Concord Pike (US 202) in the area of Murphy Road.

Early reports from the scene indicate that at least one person was trapped and in very serious condition.

Leaking fuel from the tractor-trailer prompted a response from HAZMAT crews.

The roadway is anticipated to be closed for an extended period of time with no estimated time for a re-opening. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

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