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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Trooper Involved in Crash on Route 113 in Sussex County

MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating an accident on Route 113 that shut down southbound lanes for hours and sent two to the hospital, including a state trooper, in Sussex County.

Police say it happened just after 4 p.m. Friday. They say 55-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, of Bridgeville, was stopped in a crossover, attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Route 113 to enter Sheep Pen Road.

As he moved into the left hand lane, police say the right side of his vehicle was hit by the front of a fully marked patrol vehicle, operated by a 27-year-old male Delaware State Trooper. Police say the impact caused both vehicles to spin in a clockwise direction, coming to rest in the roadway.

Both men were treated and released for their injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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