Yesterday’s Middletown Crash Leaves New York Man Dead

Middletown – On 09-03-2017, at 5:35 PM, a 2007 Jeep Cherokee bearing Maryland registration was traveling southbound in the right lane on Rt. 301, according to Middletown Police Department Chief Michael Iglio.

Iglio said the driver apparently failed to stop at the red light and entered the intersection of Rt. 301 in the area of Rt. 299 initially colliding with a 2013 BMW 328i, bearing New York registration, and then colliding with a 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350, bearing Maryland registration.

Both the BMW and Mercedes were turning left from Rt. 299 to travel north on Rt. 301. The driver of the BMW was killed and the other occupants of the BMW were transported to Christiana Hospital as a precaution and released with no reported injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes sustained minor injuries and was released on scene. The driver of the Jeep was treated on scene and released with no reported injuries. The roadway was closed in the southbound and eastbound directions, while traffic was diverted around the intersection for approximately three (3) hours while the investigation took place.

All vehicles involved were disabled and removed from the scene for investigative purposes. The Middletown Police Department traffic services unit is actively investigating this crash and possible charges are pending after review by the Delaware Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

Original Breaking Release

Middletown – Middletown Police, along withe New Castle County Paramedics, members from the Volunteer Middletown Delaware Fire Company and Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) have responded to Middletown Warwick Road for reports of a auto accident with heavy entrapment.

Arriving crews have found a patient suffering from serious injuries and is confirmed trapped.  Crews are working to extricate the patient. Chief is telling his crews to hurry up. Trooper 4 has been alerted and will be utilized per Middletown Command.

Chief has called a third ambulance to the scene.

LZ (Landing Zone) will be in the field near the Royal Farms

Update – 1: The patient has been extricated from the vehicle.

Update – 2: It’s unclear if the patient is on Trooper 4 or being transported by by ambulance. Medics are working on the patient with little radio traffic.


Image Credits: Submitted, Middletown Police, DelDOT

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