Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Crash Involving Overturned Truck – Update #2

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police investigated a crash involving an overturned truck that occurred yesterday morning in Newark.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at approximately 8:05 a.m., as Jeremy Ryan, 25, of Centreville, VA, was operating a 2012 Freightliner tractor and trailer and was traveling in the center lane of northbound I-95 approaching DE Rt. 896 (South College Avenue), Newark. Ryan then made an abrupt lane change into the right center lane of the highway and entered the path of a 2004 Mack dump truck which was being operated by Mark Evans, 51, of Hereford, PA. Evans attempted to avoid striking the tractor-trailer by swerving into the right hand lane of the highway, however, the left hand side of the dump truck struck the right hand side of the tractor trailer. The dump truck then exited the highway and drove onto the off-ramp to DE Rt. 896 where it then overturned onto its left side. Jeremy Ryan was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop on the Rt. 896 ramp.

Mark Evans was trapped in his vehicle for a period of time until he could be extricated by responding emergency personnel. He was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being flown by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 4) to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his serious injuries. There were no other injuries.

Jeremy Ryan was cited by troopers for making an unsafe lane change.

All northbound lanes of I-95 were closed for approximately 1.5 hours before being re-opened, however the off-ramp to DE Rt. 896 remained closed for some time.

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Released: 090816 0905

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**Original Releases**

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 at DE Rt. 896, Newark, have been re-opened. However the I-95 northbound ramp to DE Rt. 896 remains closed. Commuters should expect heavy traffic in the area.

This crash remains under investigation.

Released: 090716 0922

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**Original Release**

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DEDelaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck that occurred this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at approximately 8:05 a.m., on I-95 northbound at the ramp to DE Rt. 896 (South College Avenue), Newark. Emergency responders are currently at the scene attempting to extricate the male operator of the dump truck.

As a result of the crash, I-95 northbound will be closed at the ramp to DE Rt. 896 for an undetermined amount of time. Commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash is in its early stages. More information will be released as it is received.

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Released: 090716 0845

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