Update: DSP Identify Driver Killed In Crash With Tanker On Route 113


UPDATED – 2/5/21 6:45pm – Delaware State Police have identified the woman who died Wednesday when her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Route 113 at Arrow Safety Road. The crash occurred just before 2:30pm – police says for an unknown reason, a Toyota driven by 30 year old Angel Ruark of Seaford, left the southbound lane, crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes of Route 113 where she collided with the 18-wheeler. Her car was wedged under the trailer. Ruark was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.


A 30-year-old Seaford woman is dead following a crash involving her vehicle and a tractor-trailer on Route 113.

According to Delaware State Police, the woman was traveling southbound on Route 113 just north of Arrow Safety Road Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle traveled through the grass median into the northbound lanes. Her car drove into the left side of a northbound tanker that was carrying poultry wastewater, and became wedged under the trailer.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

A 48-year-old man who was driving the truck was not hurt, and was able to come to a controlled stop on the shoulder.

The accident resulted in a spill of the liquid waste, and the Department of Natural Resources responded. Northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Route 113 were closed for about four-and-a-half hours because of the investigation and the clean-up.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Delaware State Police are currently conducting a serious accident investigation involving a tractor-trailer on DuPont Boulevard/Route 113 at Arrow Safety Road south of Georgetown. As a result of the collision, northbound DuPont Boulevard at Arrow Safety Road will be closed for an extended period. Travelers should seek alternate routes of travel.