Delaware State Police

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash- Update

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash which occurred on I-95 in Newark this morning.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 10:37 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, as a 77 year old Silver Spring, MD woman was operating a 2010 Cadillac SUV and was traveling on northbound I-95 approximately one-quarter mile north of the Delaware Toll Plaza, Newark. For an unknown reason, the Cadillac suddenly veered off of the east edge of the roadway and traveled in the grass until it struck the top of a concrete culvert. It then continued in a northerly direction  before striking a concrete drainage tube with its left front. The car then traveled up a 10 foot elevation before coming to rest approximately 30′ off of the roadway.

The female operator, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes until she could be extricated by responding emergency personnel. She was then treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being flown by Delaware State Police Helicopter (Trooper 4) to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was admitted with serious injuries.

A 78 year old male front seat passenger in the vehicle was also properly restrained. He was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where he was also admitted in critical condition.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. It is unknown if alcohol or drug use was a factor in the crash.

The northbound lanes of I-95 were partially closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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Released: 101116 1530

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**Original Release**

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious single vehicle crash which occurred this morning in Newark.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 10:37 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 on northbound I-95 south of the DE Rt. 896 (S. College Avenue) off-ramp, Newark. As a result of the crash two people have been removed from the scene and were transported to the Christiana Hospital trauma center where they are being treated for their serious injuries.

Two northbound lanes of I-95 have been closed to traffic at the crash scene and commuters should expect slowing in the area.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Further information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 101116 1200

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