Driver Dies After Tractor-Trailer Overturns On Route 1

Just before 10:00, Monday evening rescue crews from the Delaware City and Odessa Fire Companies, along with New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to Route 1 SB at the Lorewood Grove Road offramp for a motor vehicle accident.

While en route crews learned that a tractor-trailer had overturned trapping the driver.

As crews arrived on scene, they confirmed that the tractor-trailer was on its side and the that driver was trapped.

Shortly after evaluating the scene, Command ordered the exit closed and reported that the driver had succumbed to their injuries.

Additional details will be provided as they become available.

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