Delaware State Trooper injured in crash on Rt. 1

April 4, 2012 7:29:46 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say they have reopened a portion of southbound Route 1 in Odessa after investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a trooper.

Police say the crash occurred near Route 299 about 5 a.m. Wednesday. They identified the trooper as a 23-year-old man and said he was trapped inside his patrol vehicle for a period of time before he could be extricated by emergency workers.

He was flown to a hospital and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

His name was not released.

Police say southbound Route 1 was closed for about an hour and a half because of the crash.