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Updated: SR1 Between Smyrna and Middletown Reopened After Crash

Posted: 10/11/2017 11:33:00 -04:00 Updated:
Wednesday morning's crash scene between Smyrna and Middletown. (Photo credit: Aaron and Terri Stoneburner) Wednesday morning's crash scene between Smyrna and Middletown. (Photo credit: Aaron and Terri Stoneburner)

 

SMYRNA, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation says following Wednesday's crash involving an overturned tanker truck on SR1 north of Smyrna, both SR 1 northbound lanes are open at North Smyrna Exit 119 and SR 1 southbound at DE 299 is open to traffic, with traffic limited to the left lane at the scene of the incident.

Cleanup will continue over the next several days and motorists can expect delays in this area and are urged to use caution.

According to Delaware State Police, shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Musikami F. Bishogo, 55 of Dover, Del., lost control of his van after its right rear tire blew out. The van then crossed the median into the southbound lanes and in the path of the tanker truck. Police said as the truck tried to swerve out of the way, the truck jack-knifed and overturned.

The driver of the tanker truck -- a 56-year-old Vineland, N.J. man -- was flown to Christiana Hospital by DSP helicopter Trooper 4 with serious injuries.

Police said Bishogo was cited for operating an unsafe motor vehicle, driving an unregistered van, and and failing to provide insurance identification.

DelDOT said the tanker was carrying an estimated 8,500 gallons of fuel which leaked into ditches on both the north and south sides of the roadway. The Department of Natural Resources, Emergency Prevention and Response Team was coordinating the containment and cleanup effort. 

Courtesy of Delaware State Police
Courtesy of Delaware State Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

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