Vehicle Crash with Chicken Truck


Update – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a tractor trailer crash which occurred yesterday afternoon south of Milford.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 3:10 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 as Donald A. Jones, 43 of Dover, was operating a 2017 Freightliner chicken truck westbound exiting from a private driveway crossing over Coastal Highway (SR1) northbound to travel south on (SR1) near Bakerfield Road. A 2013 GMC Terrain operated by Stephanie Marvel, 43 of Sudlersville, Maryland was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway in the right lane and struck the trailer of the truck with its front bumper. The vehicle traveled a short distance before coming to a controlled stop. The Freightliner truck remained in the crossover lane.

Donald A. Jones was seat belted and was not injured in the collision. He was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way.

Stephanie Marvel was seat belted and removed from the scene. She was transported by EMS to the Beebe Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Delaware State Police continue their investigation into this incident. SR 1 Coastal Highway in the area of the crash was impacted for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.


Original Post- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash which occurred this afternoon on SR 1 northbound south of Milford.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at approximately 3:10 p.m., on SR 1 northbound in the area of Slaughterneck Road. The crash involves a small vehicle and a chicken truck. Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.


All lanes are currently closes in the area of the crash to traffic and commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash is in its early stages. More information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

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