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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

*Update* Tractor Trailer Crashes into House-Seaford

Seaford- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailers where one crashed into a house west of Seaford.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 6:12 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, as a 2017 Ford Mustang operated by Joshua Hurley, 19 of Cambridge, Maryland was traveling westbound on Stein Highway (SR20), just west of Shufelt Road (CR552). A 2007 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2014 Wilson trailer operated by Anthony Hughes, 54 of Cambridge, Maryland was traveling eastbound on Stein Highway approaching the Mustang. A 2000 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2015 Timpte trailer operated by William Robinson, 70 Federalsburg, Maryland was also traveling eastbound directly behind the first Tractor-Trailer. A 2004 GMC Sierra operated by Oscar Garcia, 37 of Seaford was traveling directly behind the Mustang. For unknown reasons the Mustang left its lane of travel and entered into the eastbound lane of Stein Highway. The first tractor trailer attempted to avoid the collision; however the left front of the mustang struck the left side of the first tractor-trailer. After the initial collision, the first tractor-trailer continued east bound a short distance before pulling over to the shoulder of the roadway. The Ford Mustang spun counter-clockwise in the eastbound lane, directly in the path of the second Tractor-Trailer, resulting in a second collision. The Ford Mustang was pushed off of the north side of the roadway making contact with a utility pole, came to a stop and became engulfed in flames. The second Tractor-Trailer exited the north edge of the road and struck the front of a residence on Stein Highway. The GMC Sierra was not involved in the initial crash and swerved off the road and sustained minor damage. Both of the trailers were empty and were enroute to the Laurel Grain.

Joshua Hurley, who was properly seat-belted, was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Hurley was cited for Failure to Remain within a Single Lane.

Anthony Hughes, who was properly seat-belted, was uninjured in the crash.

William Robinson, who was properly seat-belted, was transported and admitted to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Oscar Garcia, who was properly seat-belted, was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The Delaware State Police continues to investigate the crash with the assistance of the following allied agencies who responded to the scene; Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Blades Volunteer Fire Company, Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company, Ridgely Volunteer Fire Company, Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company, Hartly Volunteer Fire Company, Indian River Volunteer Company, Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company and Natural Resources, Sussex County EMS, Sussex County Technical Rescue, Kent County Technical Rescue, Delaware Department of Transportation and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Stein Highway was closed from Shufelt Road to Green Briar Road for approximately 4½ hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.


Anonymous said...

farmers thinking they're truckers

Anonymous said...

Reread....the Mustang driver was at fault.

Anonymous said...

You better read that report again JA... sounds to me like it's the 19 year old driving the mustang that caused the whole thing!

ssromeyss said...

Just because they were pulling grain trailers doesn't make them farmers. Both the truck drivers are good drivers, and I personally know both of them. Well done drivers for no fatalities. Speedy recovery Mr. Robinson

Anonymous said...

the stang might have caused the initial collision but why was the second truck involved? following to close?