LAUREL, Del. - Police say alcohol may be to blame for a single-vehicle crash in Laurel.
Delaware State Police say the incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Jerry Mitchell was driving a pickup truck southbound on Little Hill Road approaching Whaleys Road, authorities said. Police say for unknown reasons, the vehicle went into a ditch on the side of the road and hit a telephone pole on the driver's side.
Mitchell, who police say was not properly restrained, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.
Police say the investigation into this incident is on-going and alcohol is believed to be a factor.