Just In: Driver Trapped Under Tractor-Trailer In Smyrna Overnight, Flown To Trauma

Smyrna – At 3:19 this morning Saturday, July 20, 2019, rescue crews from the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna, Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company, Kent County Special Ops, Kent County Medics and Trooper 4 responded to 5500 Dupont Parkway, in the area of the Smyrna Rest Stop, for reports of a motor vehicle crash with entrapment.

While en route crews learned that a vehicle was trapped underneath a tractor-trailer.

Upon their arrival crews confirmed that one patient was trapped and began the extrication rescue.

Trooper 4, on scene about 10 minutes after dispatch, was alerted that the extrication would be a lengthy process and to go ahead and shut down.

At 4:07 Smyrna Command reported that the patient had been freed from the vehicle. Minutes later Command placed the scene under control.

A little over an hour after the crash occurred Trooper 4 transported the patient to the Trauma Center at Christina Hospitals with undetermined injuries.

The southbound lanes of Route 13 remained closed while the crash was investigated and cleared.