Route 13 Accident Sends 5 To Hospital, Troopers Update Injuries

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Camden – The Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into a multi-vehicle crash south of Camden, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 9:44 a.m. Wednesday August 2, 2017 as Calvin L. Anderson, 66 of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, was operating a 2003 Freightliner Century ST, pulling a trailer, northbound in the right lane of South DuPont Highway (US13) approaching Thomas Harmon Drive (Camden Walmart Entrance).

Anderson failed to see the traffic in front of him stopping at a red light when he collided with the back of a trailer being pulled by a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck. This, in turn, caused the Dodge to move forward and strike the rear of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350. The tractor trailer then swerved into the left lane and struck the rear of a 2008 Ford Escape and then redirected back to the right lane where it struck the trailer and pick up truck again before coming to a stop and bursting into flames.

Calvin Anderson was uninjured in the collision and was cited for Inattentive Driving.

The 29-year-old operator of the Dodge pickup from Milford was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital (KGH) by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 50-year-old female operator of the Ford Escape from Felton and her two passengers were taken to KGH by ambulance and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 71-year-old female operator of the Mercedes-Benz was also taken to KGH and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Currently, US13 northbound lanes are open. Southbound US13 has the right lane closed and is expected to remain closed for several more hours while the traffic lights are replaced. Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

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