Delaware State Police

Truck Crashes through Guardrail and Down Embankment – Wilmington

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Wilmington (19809) – The Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon when a truck went down an embankment.

The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Saturday August 12, 2017 as a 79-year-old Wilmington man was operating a 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck southbound on Carr Road from Marsh Road.  For undetermined reasons, the truck collided with a guardrail face with its front right bumper and then veered to its left, crossing over a concrete median into the northbound lanes, where it went through the guardrail on the opposite side. The truck then came to a stop nose down in a vertical position above Shellpot Creek.

The 79-year-old driver was extricated from the vehicle and transported by EMS to Christiana Medical Center where he was treated for undetermined injuries.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and no charges have been filed.  The roadway was closed for three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 081317 1145

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