Police Probe 7-Car Crash Near Magnolia - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police Probe 7-Car Crash Near Magnolia

Updated:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)
MAGNOLIA, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a seven-car crash near Magnolia that left four people injured early Wednesday evening.
 
Troopers said that at around 6:19 p.m., they were called to the scene of a chain reaction crash involving five cars on South State Street at Woodlytown Road north of Magnolia.
 
According to police, an investigation revealed that 24-year-old Alan C. Peters of Greenwood, who was operating a Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on South State Street approaching Woodlytown Road, failed to see traffic stopped in front of him for a red light and struck the rear of a Chrysler 300, operated by 24-year-old Eugene T. Scott of Dover. Investigators said this caused the Chrysler to be pushed forward into the back of a Ford F-250 pickup, operated by 72-year-old Edward G. Davis of Laurel. Police said Davis' pickup then crashed into a Kia SUV operated by 31-year-old Keona D. Smith of Frederica, which crashed into a Ford Ranger, operated by 53-year-old Frank W. Eicherly, also of Frederica.
 
Authorities said the Chrysler 300 then caught on fire, which in turn spread to the Ford F-250. Both drivers were able to free themselves from the vehicles prior to them being engulfed in flames.
 
Troopers said Peters, Scott, Davis, and Smith, who were all properly restrained, were removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Kent General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Eicherly was not injured in the crash, according to police.
 
Peters was cited by troopers for inattentive driving, while Scott was cited for driving while suspended.
 
Police said that at approximately 7:05 p.m. as the crash was still being investigated and fire police were directing traffic away from the area, 64-year-old John J. Kacsmar of Frederica was operating a Ford Explorer eastbound on Woodlytown Road and approaching South State Street.
 
According to investigators, as a 70-year-old fire policeman was directing the Explorer around the scene, Kacsmar swerved through some cones in the roadway and almost struck the fire police, before he ran into the back of a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was used by the fire police to block the roadway.
 
Kacsmar, who police said was suspected to be under the influence of drugs, was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended, and other traffic-related charges. Kacsmar was not injured in the crash, police said.
 
Traffic in the area was impacted for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared, police said.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Wastewater Pump Station Remains Shuttered

    Dover Wastewater Pump Station Remains Shuttered

    Feb 20, 2018 7:09 PM2018-02-21 00:09:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-02-21 01:00:11 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- Public Works crews on Tuesday removed faulty sewer pumps that failed the day prior, shuttering a pump station and prompting around-the-clock maintenance to contain the flow of sewage until repairs can be made.More
    DOVER, Del. --- Public Works crews on Tuesday removed faulty sewer pumps that failed the day prior, shuttering a pump station and prompting around-the-clock maintenance to contain the flow of sewage until repairs can be made.More
  • Man Arrested for Stealing From Cars in Seaford

    Man Arrested for Stealing From Cars in Seaford

    Feb 20, 2018 6:35 PM2018-02-20 23:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-02-20 23:36:33 GMT
    Delaware State Police have arrested a man in connection with multiple thefts from cars in Seaford.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested a man in connection with multiple thefts from cars in Seaford.More
  • First Eight National Folk Festival Performers Announced

    First Eight National Folk Festival Performers Announced

    Feb 20, 2018 5:30 PM2018-02-20 22:30:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-02-20 22:30:56 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- The National Folk Festival announced its first group of eight artists who will perform at the event taking place in Salisbury on September 7th-9th this year. The national festival will welcome nearly 350 artists to downtown, including dancMore
    SALISBURY, Md.- The National Folk Festival announced its first group of eight artists who will perform at the event taking place in Salisbury on September 7th-9th this year. The national festival will welcome nearly 350 artists to downtown, including dancMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C.

    New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C.

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    More

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    More
  • Police Search for Vandal Suspects Who Killed Fish

    Police Search for Vandal Suspects Who Killed Fish

    Police are investigating vandalism at Kitty's Flower Shop in Salisbury that occurred around 7:30 Thursday night. The store's outdoor pond was destroyed and several of the fish in that pond were killed.

    More

    Police are investigating vandalism at Kitty's Flower Shop in Salisbury that occurred around 7:30 Thursday night. The store's outdoor pond was destroyed and several of the fish in that pond were killed.

    More
  • Dover Police Announce Death of Officer

    Dover Police Announce Death of Officer

    The Dover Police Department says one of their own passed away yesterday. Corporal Thomas Hannon's death was a result of medical complications brought on after sustaining a leg injury in the line of duty in 2012.

    More

    The Dover Police Department says one of their own passed away yesterday. Corporal Thomas Hannon's death was a result of medical complications brought on after sustaining a leg injury in the line of duty in 2012.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices