Driver in Bridgeville Crash Dies of Injuries - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Driver in Bridgeville Crash Dies of Injuries

Updated:
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. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Bethany Streetscape Project Won't Make Summer Deadline

    Bethany Streetscape Project Won't Make Summer Deadline

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:44 GMT
    The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project to reconstruct Garfield Parkway will go on hiatus from mid-may to October 14th, 2014.More
    The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project to reconstruct Garfield Parkway will go on hiatus from mid-may to October 14th, 2014.More
  • Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:41:38 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
  • Thousands Flock to Delaware Kite Festival

    Thousands Flock to Delaware Kite Festival

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:16:22 GMT
    Hundreds of kites filled the air above the Cape Henlopen State Park for the 46th annual Delaware Kite Festival. Despite some chilly winds, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said that more than 3,000 people came for the event. They said the event meant more than just fun though, telling WBOC that it creates a large economic boom each year. In the air, various kites could be seen from a multi-colored pelican to a gigantic Garfield, and everything in between.More
    Hundreds of kites filled the air above the Cape Henlopen State Park for the 46th annual Delaware Kite Festival. Despite some chilly winds, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said that more than 3,000 people came for the event. They said the event meant more than just fun though, telling WBOC that it creates a large economic boom each year. In the air, various kites could be seen from a multi-colored pelican to a gigantic Garfield, and everything in between.
    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