Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Single Vehicle Crash into Building, Hockessin


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Hockessin, DE – Troopers are investigating a crash in which an operator drove his vehicle into a building this morning.

The incident occurred around 8:23 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016 as Duane D. Werb, 66 of Hockessin, was operating a 2005 Porsche Boxster in the parking lot of Reynold’s Cleaners located at 7460 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.  As the Porsche pulled into a parking space Werb accelerated over the sidewalk and struck the building with its front bumper. The Porche continued through the building and came to a stop with the vehicle halfway through the wall of the business.

Duane D. Werb, the driver of the Porsche Boxster, did not recognize he pushed his accelerator pedal instead of his brake. There were no injuries in the collision. He was cited for Careless driving.

(See attached photo)


Released: 121316 0931


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