Troopers investigating Smyrna Del. 1 crash


SMYRNA — The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash involving two vehicles that took place on Del. 1 in Smyrna, late Saturday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on Del. 1 approaching the Del. 6 overpass when for an unknown reason the vehicle traveled into the center grass median. The Chevy began to spin counter-clockwise as it crossed the median, continuing into the Del. 1 northbound lanes, and directly into the path of a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, driven by a Pennsylvania man. The front end of the Toyota struck the passenger side of the Chevy, pushing it northbound for a short distance before both vehicles came to a stop in the center of the roadway.

The Chevy was occupied by four male subjects. The driver and right front passenger of the Chevy were transported to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition. A left rear passenger was transported to the Christiana Hospital in stable condition. The right rear passenger was transported to Kent General Hospital in stable condition.

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota was transported to the Christiana Hospital in stable condition.

The investigation is in the very early stages with further details being released as they become available.

Del. 1 northbound was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Lane of the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-698-8457.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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