Police Investigate Two-Vehicle Crash

The Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning west of Lincoln. According to police, the incident occurred around 10:50 a.m. this morning as Jessenia D. Valentin-Torres was operating a 2004 Acura MDX northbound on South DuPont Highway (US113) in the left lane approaching the intersection with Johnson Road and Albert Baker was operating a 1998 Chevrolet Astro westbound on Johnson Road stopped at the traffic light controlling the intersection with US113. When the light turned green for the westbound traffic, police report that Baker, who was behind two other vehicles, began into the intersection when the Acura struck his vehicle on the driver’s side just behind the door. The Astro spun counter-clockwise in the intersection before coming to a stop in the center median. The Acura continued northbound on US113 and came to a controlled stop in the center median.

As the Chevy Astro came to a stop, police report that witnesses on the scene observed the vehicle catch fire and that two Department of Corrections Officers were able to pull Mr. Baker from the wreckage while a member of DelDot was able to extinguish the flames with fire extinguishers.

Albert Baker, who was properly restrained, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital by EMS where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Jessenia Valentin-Torres, who was properly restrained, was not injured and did not request any medical attention at the scene. A 21 year old male passenger in the Acura was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Valentin-Torres was cited for failure to stop at a red light.

Traffic in the area of US113 and Johnson Road was impacted for approximately one hour as the traffic was investigated and cleared.

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