Delaware State Police

Traffic Advisory** – Troopers Investigating Tractor-Trailer Crash – Update #2

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle, DE – Delaware State Police continue to investigate a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer that occurred early this morning in New Castle.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at approximately 1:53 a.m., as Stefan Marinkovic, 25, of Chicago, IL, was operating a 2007 Volvo tractor and trailer, which was loaded with approximately 45,000 pounds of blank pennies, and was traveling in the right hand lane of northbound I-95 in the area of the I-295 eastbound split in New Castle. For an unknown reason, Marinkovic veered his tractor to the right striking an attenuator. It then rode a concrete barrier before partially overturning, spilling its load of blank pennies into the roadway and catching fire. Marinkovic, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was able to free himself from the tractor. He was then treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. Marinkovic was cited by troopers with Inattentive Driving.

All of the I-95 northbound lanes, as well as the I-295 eastbound lanes were closed or partially closed for approximately 13.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. They have since been re-opened.

The blank pennies, which were enroute to the Philadelphia Mint, are currently being stored until they can be transported to the mint.

Released: 090816 1552

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**Original Releases**

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle- The left hand lane of northbound I-95 at I-295 has been re-opened to traffic. All other northbound lanes remain closed at this time and commuters are still being asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash is continuing at this time.

Released: 090816 1130

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**Original Release**

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently at the scene of a single vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred early this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:53 a.m. this morning, Thursday, September 8, 2016, on I-95 northbound at the I-295 eastbound split and involves a tractor-trailer which has overturned. The male operator of the tractor trailer has suffered minor injuries and is currently being assessed at the scene.

As a result of the crash, all lanes of I-95 northbound have been closed and traffic is being diverted off of the highway and onto the ramp to DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road) southbound. Commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel as the roadway is expected to be closed for an extended period of time.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Further updates will be released as they are received.

Released: 090816 0240

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