Driver killed in wrong-way crash on Route 1 in New Castle

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Wrong-way driver killed in Route 1 crash
Wrong-way driver killed in Route 1 crash. Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on November 30, 2018.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (WPVI) -- A driver was killed in a wrong-way crash involving a cement tanker truck on Route 1 in New Castle County, Delaware.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes of Route 1, approximately 1 mile south of U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway).

Police say the driver of an SUV was apparently driving the wrong way when the vehicle collided with the truck head-on.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 29-year-old man from Wilmington, was ejected from the vehicle, and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the tanker truck was not injured.

Route 1 was closed in both directions for almost seven hours.

Deadly wrong-way crash closes Route 1 in Delaware. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on November 30, 2018.


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