MAGNOLIA, Del. - A seven car crash sends four people to the hospital in Magnolia.
According to Delaware State Police, on Wednesday night around 6:20 PM Alan Peters, 24, of Greenwood, was driving a Chevrolet Pick-up truck South on South State Street. They say that Peters didn't see that traffic was stopped in front of him, causing him to rear-end the back of a Chrysler 300 driven by Eugene Scott, 24, of Dover, this impact caused a chain reaction. Police say that the chain continued with three more cars hitting each other from behind.
The Chrysler 300 then erupted in flames, but the driver was able to get out safely. Four of the drivers, who were all wearing seatbelts, were taken by EMS to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Peters was cited by Troopers for inattentive driving and Scott was cited for driving while suspended.
As authorities were on scene investigating the crash, John Kacsmar was operating a Ford Explorer Eastbound on Woodlytown Road approaching South State Street. Police say he swerved almost hitting a fire-police officer, and finally stopping when his Explorer hit the back of a Ford F150 being used by officials to block the roadway . Kacsmar was taken into custody, charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended, and other traffic related offences.
Traffic was impacted for approximately two hours while officials investigated. The roadway has since been reopened.