POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INVOLVING A PATROL CAR

(Wilmington, Del. 19808) Yesterday (November 13, 2019) at 1:38 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Newport Gap Pike and Kirkwood Highway for a report of a car crash involving a patrol car.

The investigation revealed that that a Chevy Tahoe which was traveling Northbound on Newport Gap Pike struck a fully marked New Castle County patrol vehicle, which caused it to strike a Honda Accord.

The Chevy Tahoe was being operated by a 37-year-old female and had a 31-year-old male passenger. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was being operated by an officer on duty. The Honda Accord was operated by a 35-year-old male.

The officer was taken to an area hospital for minor non life threatening injuries, all others involved reported no injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Traffic Services Unit.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Hussong at william.hussong@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.