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Dover Man in Critical Condition After Crash at Construction Zone

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Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover.  (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.) Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover. (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.)
Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover.  (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.) Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover. (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.)
Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover.  (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.) Photo from the crash scene near Webbs Lane in Dover. (Photo: Camden-Wyoming Fire Dept.)

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware State Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon crash that sent two people to the hospital.

Troopers say it happened near an active construction zone just after 2 p.m. when for unknown reasons 86-year-old George Courtney Jr. of Dover drove past the flagman positioned on the north end of New Burton Road just south of Webbs Lane and onto the grassy shoulder, disregarding the stop sign he was holding up.

Police say Courtney then pulled back into the southbound lane, crossed into the northbound lane and accelerated, hitting another car head on.

Police say the driver, 58-year-old Craig Burris of Camden had just received the slow sign from the flagman on the south end of the construction zone.

The southbound and northbound lanes were divided by large orange barrels and only one lane was in use due to the ongoing West Dover Connector Project.

Police say Courtney transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in critical condition. Burris, who was properly restrained, was taken to Kent General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

New Burton Road was closed between Webbs Lane and Front Street for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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