Delaware

UPDATE: Propane truck stopped in yard of Frankford home; crash remains under investigation

FRANKFORD, Del. - A crash remains under investigation, after troopers say a propane truck overturned and stopped in a nearby yard of a Frankford home.

Delaware State Police says on Wednesday, around 11:09 AM, a 37-year-old Georgetown man was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Kodiak propane truck (Pep Up Inc.) southbound on Pepper road, just south of Lazy Lagoon Road. According to the report, for un determined reasons, the driver drifted off the west side of the road and began to overturn, coming to a stop in the yard of a nearby home. Troopers say a small portion of the propane began to leak before another employee that that was close by was able to seal the leak. Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) also responded to the scene to assist with cleanup of the spill.

Authorities report the the 37-year-old driver was able to free himself from the wreckage and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

This incidnent remains under investigation by DSP. No charges have been filed at this time.

Pepper Road south of Lazy Lagoon Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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