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Driver Injured in Laurel Area Tractor-Trailer Accident

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WBOC NewsWatcher Kelly Re Tomlinson submitted this photo of Monday morning's crash scene. WBOC NewsWatcher Kelly Re Tomlinson submitted this photo of Monday morning's crash scene.

LAUREL, Del.- A portion of Rt. 24 in Laurel was closed several hours Monday after a tractor-trailer went off the road and struck a telephone pole, leaving the driver injured.

Delaware State Police said the crash happened at around 5:45 a.m.

Police said a 35-year-old Federalsburg, Md., man was driving a 2000 GMC truck owned by Eagle Transport Corporation with an empty tanker trailer.

According to police, the truck was headed westbound on Rt. 24, just west of Adams Road, in Laurel, when for for unknown reasons it ran off the side of the road and hit a telephone pole. The truck and tanker overturned and struck another pole, which caused that pole to fall over as well.

The driver was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for treatment of reportedly minor injuries.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also responded to the scene due to diesel fuel that leaked out of the truck, not the trailer.

The road was closed several hours Monday as the truck was removed from the scene and the power company worked to restore the poles.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, police said.

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