Route 72 Remains Closed Due To Investigation, Patient Seriously Injured

Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:48 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 on DE Rt. 72 (S. Chapel St.) northbound, just south of Old Baltimore Pike (entrance to Royal Farms).

The crash is involving two vehicles and one of the operators was transported the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

As a result of the crash and ongoing investigation all lanes of Rt. 72 northbound are closed in the area of Old Baltimore Pike. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.

Update: The roadway appears to have reopened.