Driver facing charges in tanker truck crash on I-95 in Newport, Delaware

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

NEWPORT, Del. (WPVI) -- Two people were injured when in a tanker truck crash on I-95 in Newport, Delaware and the truck driver is facing a number of charges.

It happened around 5:20 p.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes neat the I-295 split.

40-year-old Chester Stallings, was behind the wheel of the truck.

Police say he looked down at his GPS and that's when he struck the back of a Subaru.

The tanker then swerved, hit a guardrail and overturned, causing the truck to spill its fuel.

Stallings had to be pulled from the wreckage. He was taken to Christiana Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

He also faces charges for inattentive driving, no proof of insurance and a number of other traffic related offenses.

A passenger in the Subaru was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash blocked multiple lanes for more than three hours. All lanes have since reopened.

Delaware State Police are investigating the accident.