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Delaware Trooper Injured In Head-On Collision Tuesday


Clayton- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash involving a State Trooper that occurred earlier this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on May 26, 2020 at approximately 7:00 a.m., when a black 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Millington Road towards Jewel Drive in foggy conditions, with its running lights activated but not its headlamps.

An unmarked divisional issued silver Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling westbound on Millington Road, nearly stopped, preparing to turn left into a driveway in the 1800 block of Millington Road for a domestic-related complaint.

Directly in front of the unmarked DSP Tahoe was a marked divisional issued Tahoe that had just made a left turn into the driveway. This action caused the driver of the black Tahoe to swerve from the eastbound lane, partially entering into the westbound, where it struck the silver unmarked Tahoe head-on. Neither DSP vehicles had their emergency equipment activated.

The operator of the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, a 36-year-old male from Dover was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

The Trooper who was operating the silver Chevrolet Tahoe was also transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where they were treated and released with minor injuries.

Millington Road between Blackiston Church Road and Daisey Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


Breaking Report

Clayton – At 7:00 Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020. Rescue crews from the Clayton Fire Company along with crews from Smyrna, Kent County Medics, and Maryland officials were dispatched to Millington Road, just east of the Maryland state line, for a head-on collision involving a Delaware State Police Trooper.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that one patient was trapped. That was confirmed upon arrival. Command advised that the vehicle would need a door pop.

At this point all we know is that the Trooper and another patient were both transported to an area hospital.

Troopers have closed Millington Road between Jewel Drive and Daisey Road while they investigate.


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