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Driver Killed, Several Injured in Rt. 13 Chain Reaction Crash in Camden

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CAMDEN, Del.- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a four-car chain reaction crash that killed one driver and injured several others Monday.

According to police, the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. when a 2013 Chevy Express Van was traveling southbound on S. DuPont Highway (US 13) and approaching Thomas Harmon Drive.

Police said a 2003 GMC Sierra was stopped or slowing in heavy traffic, which had backed up from the Thomas Harmon Drive light.

A 2015 Mazda CX9 was also stopped or slowing in traffic directly in front of the Sierra.  

A 2006 Ford Fusion was stopped or slowing in front of the Mazda. 

Police said the operator of the Express Van failed to see the traffic stopped in front of him and struck the rear of the Sierra.  The impact caused a chain-reaction with the Sierra striking the rear of the Mazda, and the Mazda striking the rear of the Ford.

The driver of the Chevy Express van, a 53-year-old Harrington man, was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Sierra, 35-year-old Marcus Smith, of Dover, was properly restrained. Smith was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A 26-year-old female passenger was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries, according to police.

The driver of the Mazda, a 51-year-old Magnolia woman, and her 23-year-old female passenger, were both properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford, a 37-year-old Dover woman, and her 39-year-old female passenger were both properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.

Southbound South DuPont Highway in the area of Thomas Harmon Drive was closed for approximately five hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

 

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