UPDATE: Victim Identified In Georgetown Tractor Trailer Crash - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: Victim Identified In Georgetown Tractor Trailer Crash

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Delaware State Police have identified the driver who died in a crash Tuesday afternoon involving a Mountaire Farms tractor trailer.

Police say around 2:20 p.m., 46-year-old Colette M. Childers, of Lewes, was operating a 2005 International Pro Start truck pulling an empty trailer southbound on DuPont Boulevard (US Route 113). For unknown reasons, the truck drove off the right edge of the roadway and then drove head-on into two trees before stopping.

Childers was properly restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the crash, motorists in the area of Ellendale and north Georgetown began had called 9-1-1 to report the truck's erratic driving. At one point the truck reportedly crossed into the median strip before continuing southbound on US113.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  US113 southbound was closed for 5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

 

 

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