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Dump Truck Overturns, Spills Dirt Over Roadway

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(Photo: Delaware State Police) (Photo: Delaware State Police)
(Photo: Delaware State Police) (Photo: Delaware State Police)

MILLVILLE, Del. - The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a dump truck carrying a load of dirt that occurred Monday afternoon.

It happened just before 4:30 p.m. as a 1985 Mack Truck loaded with dirt, operated by Adam J. Prettyman, 28, of Georgetown, was traveling northbound on Roxana Road approaching a traffic-signal controlled intersection with Atlantic Avenue, according to police. A 2010 GMC van operated by Dennis Marvel, 60 of Selbyville, was in the left turn lane of westbound Atlantic Avenue, police said,  and a 2005 Dodge Dakota, operated by Ryan G. Morgan, 40 of Dagsboro, was in the eastbound travel lane, both stopped for the red traffic-signal.

In an attempt to make a right turn as the traffic signal was turning from "Yellow" to "Red", police said the truck took the turn too quickly, causing the dump bed to shift and the truck to overturn onto its left side. As it overturned, police said the top left of the dump bed landed on the GMC Van's front.

After impact, the dirt was thrown from the bed striking the Dodge Dakota driver's side door, police said.
 
There were no injuries associated with this collision. EMS responded to the scene and no treatment was requested from any of the parties involved police said.
 
Prettyman was cited with careless driving as a result of the collision.
 
DELDOT responded to the scene in order to remove and haul away the dirt from the roadway as well as sweep the road.
 
Atlantic Avenue was closed in both directions for approximately two hours while the collision was investigated. Traffic was re-routed by the fire police through the Hocker’s parking lot.

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