Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that took place this morning on John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) east of the I-95 ramp.
The incident took place around 4:51 a.m. when a 2013 Dodge Caravan operated by a 30-year-old woman from North Carolina was traveling in the left lane on the southbound span near Churchman’s Road. A 2003 Honda Accord operated by a 24-year-old woman from Dover was traveling in the right middle lane of the southbound span ahead of the Dodge Caravan. The Honda Accord was seen traveling at a high rate of speed, following vehicles too closely and subsequently slamming on the brakes causing her to lose control and veer left crossing all southbound lanes. The woman struck a concrete barrier with it’s front left bumper and then became disabled in the left lane facing northbound on I-95 southbound. The Dodge Caravan’s front center bumper then struck the Accord’s front center bumper and continued southbound with it’s front bumper striking the concrete barrier, according to Delaware State Police officials.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan and her two passengers, 11 year old and five year old, were transported from the scene by EMS to the Christiana Hospital with injuries.
The driver of the Honda Accord was transported from the scene by EMS to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was ticketed for unsafe speed.
I-95 southbound in the area of the ramp was closed for approximately one hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.