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*Update* Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle – Wilmington

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Wilmington, De.- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a Delaware State Trooper that occurred last night north of Wilmington.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 7:32 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018 as a 51 year old trooper was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle, traveling northbound on Concord Pike (US 202) with emergency lights and siren activated attempted to turn left into Concord Gallery Shopping Center for an in-progress complaint. The patrol vehicle slowly enters the intersection and waits for the southbound lanes of US 202 to observe his vehicle and come to a stop. Vehicles in the left lane and middle come to a complete stop and the patrol vehicle begins to proceed slowly through the intersection. At this time another vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Corolla, operated by a female, 17 of Wilmington, was traveling southbound on US 202 at the entrance to Concord Gallery in the right lane. The driver fails to observe the patrol vehicle and as a result struck the right front side of the patrol cruiser. After impact the patrol vehicle and the Toyota Corolla both stopped southwest of the collision.

The male trooper was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and was transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital to be treated for non- life threatening injuries.

The 17 year old female was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision and was transported to AI DuPont Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. A DUI investigation is being conducted and charges are pending for this driver.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Two lanes of US 202 southbound at Concord Gallery and Prospect Avenue were closed for 2 ½ hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. They have since been re-opened.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle – Wilmington

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061518 0641

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