Driver charged in fiery crash that caused damage to 141 overpass

State Police have charged the operator of the tractor-trailer involved in Sunday morning’s fiery crash with DUI.

NEW CASTLE (DE): Police have charged a man in the fiery Sunday morning tractor-trailer crash that subsequently caused a large brush fire, damaged parts of the 141-overpass bridge, and left parts of the interstate closed for at least seven hours.

Police say that Jeffery B. Mosier, 55 of Pageland, South Carolina, was operating a tractor-trailer carrying construction equipment northbound on I-95 merging onto I-295 northbound Sunday just after 2:30 a.m.

They say that for unknown reasons, the tractor-trailer struck a construction impact attenuator that was centered between the I-95 and I-295 split before overturning and catching fire.

According to police spokesman, Richard D. Bratz, Jeffery Mosier, was outside of the vehicle after it overturned and was transported from the scene by EMS to Christiana Medical Center. Upon his arrival at the hospital, a DUI investigation was conducted by troopers.

After being treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries, troopers took Mosier into custody and transported him to Troop 6 where he was charged with 4th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (three previous convictions; 2010, 2011, and 2014), Refused Breath/Blood Test While Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Remain within a Single Lane. He was arraigned at JP11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $6,300.00 cash bond.

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