Update: Two In Serious After Car Hits Tree In Stanton, Driver Identified

Stanton – Delaware State Police continue to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred late last night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m. last night, Sunday, May 28, 2017, as Claudia A. Ortiz, 25, of Wilmington, was operating a 2010 Honda Accord and was traveling in a northbound direction on Delaware Park Drive in the area of Old Capitol Trail.

For an unknown reason Ortiz lost control of the Honda on the wet roadway. The vehicle then traveled off of the east edge of the roadway where it then struck a tree before coming to rest, said Hale.

Claudia Ortiz and a 32-year-old male passenger, who were both properly restrained at the time of the crash, were trapped in the car for a period of time before they could be extricated by responding emergency personnel. They were both transported by ambulance to the Christiana Medical Center where they were admitted with serious injuries.

Hale said the crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Alcohol and drug use are not being considered as a factors in the crash, added Hale.

Original Story

Stanton – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash which occurred late last night, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m. on Delaware Park Drive near Old Capitol Trail where one vehicle crashed into a tree.

At least two people have suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash, according to Bratz.

The Mill Creek Fire Company had to cut away the car’s roof and doors to gain access to a patient. New Castle County Paramedics along with Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Ambulance crews treated that patient on scene before transport to Christina Hospital.

Delaware Park Drive in the area of the crash was closed as crews worked the scene.


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