POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INVOLVING A PATROL CAR

(Newark, Del. 19702) Earlier today (January 13, 2020) at 1:38 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Walther Road and Pulaski Highway for a report of a car crash involving a patrol car.

The investigation revealed that a Hyundai Tucson was turning left from East Pulaski Highway onto Walther Road when it was struck by a fully marked New Castle County patrol vehicle that was traveling Westbound on Pulaski Highway.

The Hyundai Tucson was being operated by a 61-year-old female. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was being operated by an officer on duty.

The driver of the Hyundai as well as the officer were taken to an area hospital for minor non life threatening 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 Blithe at Andrew.Blithe@newcastlede.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.

POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL ACCIDENT ON NAAMAN’S DRIVE.

(Claymont, DE 19703) Earlier today (Jan 12), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Naaman’s Drive, in the community of Ashbourne Hills, for a report of a single-vehicle, motor vehicle accident.

When the officers arrived, they saw that a 2002 Ford Ranger had struck a tree.  The 71-year-old driver of the vehicle had been pronounced dead at the scene.

The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing however the investigators do believe at this time that the crash was caused by the driver suffering a medical emergency.

Police are asking for anyone that might have witnessed this accident or have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Det. Mike Henderson at Michael.Henderson@newcastlede.gov or by calling our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.  We can also be contacted via Facebook IM.

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