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Driver Injured After Dump Truck Carrying Salt Overturns in Smyrna

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(Photo courtesy of Delaware State Police) (Photo courtesy of Delaware State Police)

SMYRNA, Del.- Delaware State Police say a man was injured after the dump truck he was driving overturned and spilled salt over the southbound lanes of SR1 in Smyrna on Wednesday morning. 

Troopers said the incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. as 39-year-old Brandon Shane Hines, of Elkton, Md., was operating a 2014 Mack dump truck fully-loaded with salt southbound on SR1 approximately 300 feet north of Exit 114. 

Police said that while traveling in the left lane, the truck drifted onto the soft grassy median and Hines attempted to steer the truck back to the right and onto the hard concrete surface when the weight of the salt shifted causing the truck to overturn on the driver's side.  The truck began sliding on the driver's side, dumping the load of salt onto the southbound lanes of SR1, before the truck came to a stop on the grass shoulder.
Tropopers said Hines, who was properly restrained, was pinned inside the truck for a little more than two hours as Emergency Medical Services worked to free him.  He was then airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 4) from the scene to Christiana Medical Center where he is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was cited for careless driving.

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