Delaware State Police investigating fatal crash in Georgetown involving a tractor-trailer


GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delaware State Police say they’re investigating a fatal vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer that happened Wednesday afternoon in Georgetown.

Police say around 2:23 p.m., a 2008 Toyota Scion was traveling southbound in the left southbound lane of DuPont Boulevard (US 113) just north of the Arrow Safety Road intersection.  We’re told a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia was traveling northbound in the same area.  According to authorities, the Toyota exited the east edge of the roadway, traveled through the grass median, and continued eastbound, entering the northbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard.

The Toyota reportedly drove directly into the trailer’s left side, pulled by the Freightliner, and hit the underside before becoming wedged under the trailer. The Freightliner was able to come to a controlled stop in the northbound shoulder of DuPont Boulevard after the collision.

The Scion driver was a 30-year-old woman from Seaford. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identification is pending notification to next of kin. The Freightliner driver, a 48-year-old Maryland man, was not injured during the collision.

The Freightliner was pulling a tank-style trailer at the time of the collision, loaded with poultry wastewater. As a result of the collision, the trailer was punctured, causing the load to spill into the roadway and surrounding area. DNREC responded to the scene in reference to the spill.

The northbound lanes and left southbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard were shut down for approximately 4.5 hours to investigate and clean the roadway.

This crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Cpl/1 Ryan Albert at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 

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