UPDATED: Early Morning Crash in Bethany Beach Damages Utility Pole


Early morning crash takes down utility pole near Jefferson Bridge Road & Route 1 in Bethany Beach / Image courtesy Bethany Beach VFC

A crash just after 4 Sunday morning left a utility pole down near Route 1 and Jefferson Bridge Road and some Bethany Beach area residents without power. Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire personnel found a Jeep Wrangler with wires and the pole down on the vehicle – and one person trapped inside the vehicle. Delmarva Power was able to secure the power so the subject could be removed – they were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Delaware State Police say the driver, a 68 year old woman from Ocean View, was cited for failure to maintain lane. Police say impairment does not appear to be a factor.