Route 1 SB In Closed In Dover Due To Overturned Tractor-Trailer

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 11:50 Thursday evening,

Officials said the crash involves an overturned 2017 tractor-trailer and a 2009 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck. As of 5:57 a.m. this morning, SR-1 southbound south of Exit 104 is still closed due to the overturned tractor-trailer. DelDOT will remain on the scene until it is uprighted and the southbound lanes are open.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated, but preliminary investigation suggests a pick-up truck was stopped in the right travel lane of SR-1 southbound when the tractor-trailer struck it from behind. The tractor-trailer driver refused treatment. The pick-up truck driver was transported to Bayhealth Kent General with non-life-threatening injuries.

Motorists will experience delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Update: Roadway reopened.

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