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Driver Injured After Dump Truck Crashes into Tractor-trailer in Dover

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A tractor-trailer is shown Thursday morning after a dump truck crashed into it on SR1 at Dover Air Force Base. (Photo: Delaware State Police) A tractor-trailer is shown Thursday morning after a dump truck crashed into it on SR1 at Dover Air Force Base. (Photo: Delaware State Police)

DOVER, Del.– Delaware State Police say a Maryland man suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Thursday after the dump truck he was driving crashed into a parked tractor-trailer on SR1 at the Dover Air Force Base. 

Police said the incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, as 42-year-old William L. Underwood, 42 of Rising Sun, Md., was operating a 2011 Peterbilt dump truck loaded with stone, southbound on Bay Road (SR1) in the right lane approaching Exit 93 (Dover AFB Main Gate). 

According to investigators, Underwood’s attention was distracted momentarily inside the cab and the truck drifted to the right shoulder where it struck the trailer portion of a 2007 International tractor trailer that was illegally parked underneath the overpass.  The impact of the crash forced the empty tractor-trailer approximately 300 feet southbound and into the grass on the west side of the road, troopers said. They said the dump truck continued southbound where it overturned on its driver’s side, spilling the rocks into the southbound lanes.

Police said Underwood was properly restrained and was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.  He was cited for inattentive driving, according to police.

Troopers said Abdulaziz Adjintettey, 33 of Philadelphia, was in the sleeper portion of the tractor-trailer during the crash and was uninjured.  He was cited for parking in a no stopping, standing, or parking zone.

SR1 in the area of Exit 93 was closed for approximately six hours while the crash was investigated and crews worked to clean up the debris. Police said the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also responded to assist with the diesel fuel spill cleanup from the dump truck

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