Police investigating accident involving tractor trailer and trash truck

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The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon on Hay Road in Edgemoor and involved a tractor trailer and an Evergreen trash truck.

EDGEMOOR (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police are investigating a Monday afternoon crash that sent at least two people to an area hospital.

The crash happened around 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon on Hay Road in Edgemoor and involved a tractor trailer and an Evergreen trash truck.

According to police, a 2007 Freightliner, operated by a 29-year-old Rhode Island man struck a 2007 Mac Trash Truck that was being operated by a 55-year-old Bear man when the crash occurred.

“The tractor trailer failed to yield the right of way and collided with the trash truck.” Said police spokeswoman Heather pepper. “The operator of the tractor trailer was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.”

The driver of the trash truck and a 41-year-old passenger from New Castle were transported to an area hospital for possible injuries., police said.

Initial dispatch indicated that one of the drivers were trapped. Brandywine Hundred Fire Company arrived to begin using the “Jaws of Life” to extract the driver from the trash truck.

DNREC Emergency Response Team arrived at the scene after one of the trucks had leaked some fuel. It’s not known how much fuel had leaked from the truck or the exact type of fuel that had leaked. We reached out to DNREC for more information.

DELDOT could be seen at Hay Road and I-495 North on ramp where they were diverting all traffic around Hay Road where it remained closed for several hours while crews cleared the road and police investigate.

We reached out to Delaware State Police for more information on the crash but by the time we published this story had not heard back from them.

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