Newark, DE- The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a two vehicle crash in which a dump truck overturned that occurred on I-95 in Newark this morning.
The investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Monday, August 17, 2015 at approximately 6:35 a.m., as Luis C. Aucay-Lluisupa, 35, of Salisbury, Maryland, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Express and was traveling in a southbound direction in the left center lane of I-95 approximately .6 miles south of DE Rt. 141, Newark. Aucay-Lluisupa began to make a right hand lane change into the right center lane of I-95 at which time the right hand side of his vehicle struck the left side of a 2003 Mack dump truck, which was being operated by David R. Welter, 44, of Delaware City, DE, and which was carrying a load of asphalt. The force of the impact caused the dump truck to swerve and travel off of the west edge of the roadway where it then struck a Jersey barrier and overturned before coming to a rest on the right hand shoulder of the highway. Aucay-Lluisupa’s vehicle spun in a counterclockwise direction also leaving the west edge of the highway. It then struck the Jersey barrier and came to rest on the right hand shoulder.
David Welter, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.
Luis C. Aucay-Lluisupa, who was also properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured. He was cited by troopers with Failure to Remain within a Single Lane of Travel and No Valid Operator’s License.
I-95 southbound was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.