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Friday, May 04, 2018

*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Train

Delmar - Delaware State Police are on scene of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a train that occurred this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:58 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, on Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk. A passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Bacons Road when a train was traveling southbound on the railroad tracks. The vehicle had crossed onto the railroad tracks and was subsequently struck by the train. The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified of the crash and officials from the Delmarva Central Railroad are on scene. Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk still remains closed at this time.

Motorists can expect delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For information regarding traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:


Anonymous said...

that crossing does have warning lights. i'm guessing they were malfunctioning.

Anonymous said...

Witnesses states the lights were flashing and making noise. Driver error

Anonymous said...

according to witnesses the light nor sound malfunctioned

Anonymous said...

Been 4 car and train accidents at Fruitland crossing people don't pay attention.

Zorro said...

Ban cars & Trains