1 dead in I-495 crash in Claymont, Delaware

May 25, 2013 8:28:43 PM PDT
One person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on I-495 in Claymont, Delaware.

It happened around 12:00 Saturday afternoon in the southbound lanes near Edgemoore Road.

Authorities say 49-year-old Francisco Gomez was driving a pickup truck. He switched lanes and attempted to pass another vehicle when it struck the back of a tractor-trailer.

The impact of the crash left the pickup truck lodged under the back of the tractor. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

60-year-old Floyd Beverly Jr., the driver of the tractor-trailer, was able to escape without injury.

During the crash, a tire from the pickup truck struck a third vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage but the occupants were not injured.

Police shut down traffic near the scene for a number of hours but all lanes have since reopened.