A multi-vehicle accident in Delaware leaves Philadelphia man dead, police-CBS Philly says

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Delaware State Police are investigating an accident that involved three vehicles and cost the life of a Philadelphia man on Monday, officials said. The fatal crash happened around noon. 5:15 north on Interstate 95 in the left lane just north of the Christiana Road crossing.

The accident left a man dead after the car, a 2017 Toyota Camry, went out of control and was hit by two different vehicles. The passenger in Camry, a 27-year-old from Philadelphia, was transported to a nearby hospital and was eventually pronounced dead, according to a statement. Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.

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Police say the accident started when two men — both 27 years old from Philadelphia — traveled north on I-95 in a Camry.

As the two passed north of Christiana Road, the vehicle entered a slight curve in the roadway, sweating the concrete barrier in the middle of the roadway. Police say as Camry continued to travel to an opening in the barrier, the car’s front left shock absorber hit, causing it to run out of control and rest in the middle of the roadway with disabling injuries.

Shortly after, a Honda Civic driven by a 59-year-old woman from Baltimore, Maryland, approached disabled Camry in the driveway. Her front bumper hit the passenger side of the Camry, which started the car again. As a result, Civic traveled on his right shoulder and rested on the crash barrier while Camry was pushed north and sat between two left lanes.

Minutes later, police say a 2020 Freightliner tractor operated by a 41-year-old man from Randallstown, Maryland, approached the spot in the left-middle lane. The right front of his tractor hit the left rear of the Camry, forcing the car to move before coming to rest on its right shoulder against the crash barrier.

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The driver of Camry, also a 27-year-old from Philadelphia, was treated and hospitalized for his injuries.

The driver of the Civic was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 41-year-old man was not injured.

This collision is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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Anyone with information about this accident should contact Sgt. D. Alexander by calling 302-365-8484. Information can also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.


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