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Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Highway Closure 12-28-2015

Complaint # 50-15-38686

Date/Time:  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:02AM

Location:  Intersection of Route 13 and Scarborough Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department was forced to close down a major intersection following an accident involving two tractor trailers early Monday morning.  At approximately 1:02AM, a tractor-trailer was traveling west on Scarborough Road (crossing from Route 1 exit ramp), across Route 13.  The 2nd tractor-trailer ran a red light while traveling south on Route 13, and both vehicles collided in the intersection.  The 2nd tractor-trailer became disabled in the intersection and forced the closure of the roadway for over 2 hours.  Both drivers were treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The Dover Fire Department and DNREC Hazmat responded to the scene to aid in containing and cleaning up fluids leaking from the vehicles.  DelDOT and Delaware State Fire Police aided in traffic control as well.  The operator of the second tractor-trailer, Sherman Overton, was cited for Failing to Stop at a Red Light.