Troopers Update Crash That Closed I-95 In Newark For Six Hours

Newark– The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:48 a.m., Monday, February 3, 2020, on Interstate 95 (southbound) in the area of Otts Chapel Rd., Newark.

The investigation has determined that a 2009 Peterbilt truck, pulling a flatbed trailer and operated by a 51-year-old male from York, PA was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in the center lane of travel. A 2019 Ford van, operated by a 44-year-old male from Berlin, MD., was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in the center lane behind the Peterbilt truck. A 2010 Freightliner box truck, operated by a 42-year-old male from Bowie, MD., was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in the center lane behind the van. The box truck struck the van in the rear with its’ front end, according to police. The impact pushed the passenger van to the left, where it subsequently came to rest in the left lane of southbound Interstate 95. The box truck proceeded southbound and struck the trailer of the Peterbilt. The impact pushed the box truck on top of the trailer, where it came to rest. The Peterbilt subsequently came to a controlled stop in the center lane of southbound Interstate 95.

The driver of the Peterbilt tractor-trailer, who was properly restrained, sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford van, who was properly restrained, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital.

The driver of the Freightliner box truck sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital. He was charged with Inattentive Driving and Failure to have an Insurance Card in Possession.

I-95 southbound was closed for approximately 6.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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