Troopers: Driver May Have Suffered Medical Condition During Fatal Governor Printz Accident

Claymont – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred Thursday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020, on Governor Printz Blvd. in the area of Hillside Road, Claymont. A 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer, operated by a 55-year-old Whitehall, Maryland man, was traveling northbound on Governor Printz Blvd., when it crossed the center median and continued across the southbound lanes. The tractor-trailer then proceeded to travel off the roadway striking a utility pole and a fence located on private property in the 7700 block of Governor Printz Blvd.

The driver was transported to the Wilmington Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The initial investigation indicates that a suspected medical event is the cause of the crash. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

Southbound Governor Printz Blvd. was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Original Story

Claymont – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning.

As a result of the crash, southbound Governor Printz Blvd. is closed in the area of Fairfield Road, according to a police statement.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that a utility pole was struck and at least one person was seriously injured.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

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