Serious Accident Has Closed Route 13 In New Castle

Just after 7:30, Wednesday morning rescue crews responded to Route 13 in the area of the Gracelawn Memorial Park for reports of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

The crash, involving an SUV and dump truck, reportedly injured three people.

State Police issued the following statement:

Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on North DuPont Highway (Route 13) in the New Castle area. As a result, southbound Route 13 is closed in the area of Fernwood Avenue for an extended period. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes of travel to avoid delays. This collision is in the early stages of the investigation. Additional details will be released once they become available.

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