Tractor-Trailer, 2 Cars Crash Collide Milford - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Tractor-Trailer, 2 Cars Crash Collide Milford

Updated:

MILFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon crash north of Milford that involved a tractor-trailer and two cars.

Troopers said the accident occurred at approximately 1:24 p.m., as 33-year-old Steven Popa of Smyrna was operating a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer southbound on Bay Road (US113/SR1) in the right lane approaching the traffic light at Thompsonville Road. Police said that meantime, a 2008 Nissan Xterra being operated by 51-year-old Barbara Allen of Greensboro, Md., was coming to a stop in the right lane of Bay Road due to the traffic light turning red.

Police said a third driver, 77-year-old Patricia Campbell of Millerstown, Pa., was operating a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country in the right lane behind the Xterra and was slowing for the light as well.

According to investigators, Popa failed to see the traffic slowing in time and rear-ended the minivan, which in turn rear-ended the Xterra. This resulted in all of the vehicles being pushed off the west side of the roadway.

Police said Campbell and her husband Albert, who were properly restrained, were removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers said Allen and a 10-year-old female passenger were wearing their seat belts and were not injured in the crash.

Popa, who also was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash and was cited for in attentive driving, police said.

The southbound lanes of Bay Road north of Thompsonville Road were shut down for approximately an hour and a half as the crash was investigated and cleared.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Fire at Berlin Main Street Restaurant

    Fire at Berlin Main Street Restaurant

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:05:28 GMT
    BERLIN, Md. – The manager of Siculi Rustic Italian Restaurant said a small fire started in the kitchen of the restaurant, which is located on Main Street.More
    The manager of Siculi Rustic Italian Restaurant on Main Street in Berlin says a small fire started in the kitchen late Thursday morning.More
  • Delmar Man Gets 75 Years for Murder

    Delmar Man Gets 75 Years for Murder

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:07:17 GMT
    A Delmar man convicted of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last year was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday, according to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.More
    A Delmar man convicted of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last year was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday, according to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office. More
  • Suspects Arrested in Connection to Rehoboth Purse Snatching

    Suspects Arrested in Connection to Rehoboth Purse Snatching

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:05:23 GMT
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with a purse snatching at the Outlets in Rehoboth Beach.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with a purse snatching at the Outlets in Rehoboth Beach.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service