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Driver in Bridgeville Crash Dies of Injuries

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A WBOC NewsWatcher provided this photo of last week's crash near Bridgeville. A WBOC NewsWatcher provided this photo of last week's crash near Bridgeville.

BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- Delaware State Police say the driver of a pickup truck who was critically injured in a collision with a Mountaire Farms tractor-trailer last week near Bridgeville has died.

Troopers said 64-year-old Clarence A. Fisher Jr. of Milton, died Monday evening at Christiana Medical Center as a result of the injuries he sustained in the Jan. 7 incident.

Police said Fisher was operating a Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on Oak Road and approaching the intersection with Redden Road. when he failed to stop at the stop sign and continued into the intersection where he struck the right front passenger's side of a 2005 International truck being operated by 55-year-old Kenneth G. Stearrett of Lewes. 

Investigators said the pickup and semi-trailer, which was fully loaded with live chickens, then swerved to the left before overturning in the roadway and sliding eastbound before coming to a stop.  The pickup truck was rotated in a clockwise manner and continued in a northeasterly direction, then struck an electrical pole before it came to a stop in the grass north of Redden Road, police said.
 
Fisher was initially airlifted by DSP helicopter to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes before being flown to Christiana Medical Center where he sucummbed to his injuries a week later.  A 45-year old-male passenger was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury by EMS where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.   
 
Stearrett did not require any on-scene medical attention, according to police. 

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