One killed in crash near Biden Welcome Center on I-95

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Biden Welcome Center Newark DE
Biden Welcome Center Newark DE

NEWARK, NJ – A traffic collision resulted in the death of one person Saturday night after a vehicle stopped in the lane of traffic was struck by an oncoming truck.

According to police, a 2021 Hyundai Accent was stopped on Interstate 95 around 10:17 p.m. in the area of Delaware House and Biden Welcome Center. In the same lane of traffic on I-95, a 2020 International box truck was traveling south.

“The box truck’s front hit the Hyundai’s rear, causing both vehicles to collide with the right shoulder guardrail. Both vehicles struck the guardrail and came to rest off the west edge of southbound I-95,” police said.

The driver of the Accent, a 35-year-old man from Bear, sustained serious injuries in the accident.

After being transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, he was sadly pronounced dead later that evening.

The deceased was not identified at this time by police.

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Both the driver and the passenger of the box truck, both 50 years old from Fort Washington, Maryland, were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for approximately five hours as the collision was investigated and cleared. DNREC’s hazmat team responded to the scene to address fuel leaks from the damaged Hyundai Accent.