Victims identified: Dover chain reaction accident
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident, involving five vehicles, that happened on Friday night.
According to reports, the crash happened at 5:44 PM in the area of South DuPont Highway (US 13) and Walnut Shade Road in Dover.
29-year-old Frederick J. Pierce, of Magnolia, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado and rear ended a Ford Flex, causing a chain reaction. The Ford Flex was forced into the back of a UPS Truck, which was forced into the back of a different Chevrolet Silverado, which was forced into the back of a Buick Envision.
The UPS Truck, driven by 37-year-old Harry J. Lindale from Dover, was forced off the highway into a ditch.
The 44-year-old driving the Ford Flex, identified as Catina Isaacs, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators say Isaacs was not wearing a seatbelt.
39-year-old Scott Anderson of Federalsburg, MD was the driver of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, and 76-year-old Martin F. Hogan 3rd, of Milford, was the driver of the Buick Envision.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of any of the drivers involved.
Route 13, in the area of Long Acre Drive, was closed for about four and a half hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.