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Driver Injured In Crash That Closed Kirkwood Highway Thursday

Early this morning, October 1, 2020, New Castle County Paramedics, along with rescue crews from Mill Creek Fire Company responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision involving an overturned fuel truck, according to Paramedic Senior Corporal Ruoy Koontz.

Arriving units found a tanker truck overturned leaking fuel and alerted surrounding HAZMAT Units, and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Emergency Response Team.

The driver of the truck, an adult male, required advanced life support care, according to Koontz.

The patient was treated on scene for chest injuries, as well as left-sided extremity injuries. He was transported to Christiana Care Hospital Emergency Room via ambulance from Mill Creek Fire Company, accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics in stable condition during transport.

aS OF 9:45 am the road was still closed while crews work to clean up the scene.

Delaware State Police continue to investigate the incident.

DelDOT

Responding Agencies:
New Castle County EMS (Paramedics)
Mill Creek Fire Company
Belvedere Fire Company
Cranston Heights Fire Company
Minquas Fire Company
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

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