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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Georgetown man seriously injured in Route 113 crash north of Millsboro

Millsboro-State Police continue to investigate a 3-vehicle crash this morning north of Millsboro that left a 72 year oldGeorgetownman hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say William Lawrence was driving a 1050 Ford pickup truck and pulled off to the side of Route 113. When he pulled back into traffic, he drove into the path of a UPS truck which hit the pickup causing it to spin and ejectLawrence. The UPS truck was then struck by a Mercedez. Lawrencewas flown toChristianaHospitalwith serious injuries. His pickup was not equipped with seatbelts as they weren’t required in that year’s vehicle. Neither of the other drivers was injured.
DSP News Release: State Police Investigating Crash North of Millsboro
Location: US 113 southbound, south of E. Piney Grove Road, Millsboro, DE
Date of Occurrence: Friday June 1, 2012 at approximately 9:46 a.m.
Operator and Vehicle Information:
• Operator #1: William S. Lawrence, 72, Georgetown, DE
• Vehicle #1: 1950 Ford F1 pick-up truck
• Operator #2: Eric Carmean, 46, Seaford, DE
• Vehicle #2: 2010 United Parcel Service (UPS) box style truck
• Operator #3: Randall Forester, 63, Reston, VA
• Vehicle #3: 2001 Mercedes Benz sedan

Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash that occurred north of Millsboro.

The incident occurred around 9:46 a.m. this morning as William S. Lawrence was operating his 1950 Ford F1 pick-up truck southbound on US113 just south of E. Piney Grove Road. Eric Carmean was operating a 2010 UPS box style truck southbound in the right lane and Randall Forester was operating a 2001 Mercedes Benz sedan southbound in the left lane approaching Lawrence, who had pulled his truck to the right shoulder of the highway. Lawrence then re-entered the southbound lanes into the path of the UPS truck which struck the pick-up truck on the front left side causing it to spin clockwise in the roadway, ejecting Mr. Lawrence from the vehicle. The UPS truck initially attempted to swerve to the left lane to avoid contact with the pick-up, and was struck by the Mercedes Benz in the left rear.

Lawrence was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Hospital, but was later airlifted by LifeNet to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries. The pick-up truck Lawrence was driving was not equipped with seatbelts and it was not required in that year vehicle.

Carmean and Forester, who were properly restrained, were not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and traffic in the area was impacted for over three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a collision involving a UPS truck and another vehicle in Millsboro.
The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. in the area of southbound Route 113 and East Piney Grove Road north of Millsboro. Troopers and EMS are currently on the scene.
The incident is still under investigation and traffic is being impacted in the area.

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