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Delaware Trooper Injured in 2-vehicle Crash

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STANTON, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Delaware State Police say two people were injured in a crash involving a state police cruiser.
    
The two-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday on southbound DE Route 7 (Limestone Road) in Stanton. According to police, a 49-year-old trooper was operating a fully-marked Ford Crown Victoria on the southbound shoulder of Route 7 and had the emergency lights and siren activated on his car as he was on his way to Newark to respond to a reported domestic incident in the parking lot of a restaurant.

Investigators said that as the trooper approached Laura Drive, a vehicle entered into the right turn lane of the roadway ahead of the trooper, applied his car's brakes. Police said the trooper’s car then began to fishtail, and as it began to rotate into the southbound lanes of travel, its front struck the rear of a Hyundai Sonata, which was stopped in traffic for a red light in the right-hand lane of southbound Route 7. 

After the impact the Hyundai came to a stop partially on the grass median while the Crown Victoria rotated multiple times before coming to rest straddling the southbound lanes of Rt. 7, investigators said. 

The driver of the Hyundai, identified as 80-year-old Robert G. Shelly of Middletown, Del., was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Christiana Hospital where he was treated and admitted for his injuries.

The male trooper, whom police have not yet identified, was also treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated and released.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. 

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