Newark, DE (August 12, 2022) – The Delaware State Police are investigating after a crash that killed two people in Newark. The accident took place around 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 95 in the area of Churchmans Road.
According to a report from the DSP, a BMW was traveling on I-95 when it became disabled in the middle lane of the roadway. At the same time, a 2017 Freightliner box truck was traveling south on I-95 and entered the middle lane of travel. The box truck collided with the rear of the BMW, pushing it forward towards the shoulder of the road. The box truck then caught fire.
The 37-year-old driver of the BMW and a 27-year-old passenger, both of Maryland, were trapped inside the vehicle and died at the accident scene. The driver of the box truck was not hurt in the collision. No one involved has been identified.
The accident is under investigation by the DSP. No further details are available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all affected by this deadly crash in Newark.
Fatal Accidents in Delaware
Being a victim of a Delaware car accident can be a scary experience. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, then you are no doubt feeling devastated and distraught. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, approximately 7,000 injury accidents occur across our state every year, and more than 100 fatalities as a result of these accidents. Most car accidents are caused by the actions of at least one negligent driver. Serious and fatal crashes occur for a variety of reasons but mainly happen due to speeding, reckless driving, violations of traffic, laws, impairment, or distraction. The exact cause of the accident must be determined following a thorough investigation.
In the aftermath of a car accident in Delaware, it is important to have a thorough understanding of your legal rights. During this time, a legal case might be the last thing on your mind. However, obtaining the compensation that you deserve can help to offset some of the many unexpected expenses that you are now facing. Certainly, you should not be held financially responsible for the negligence of someone else.
At Murphy & Landon, our Delaware car accident attorneys can handle your case no matter the complexity. We regularly represent victims who have been seriously hurt and family members who have lost their loved ones in a tragic accident. We understand the difficulty that you are going through during this time and we want to help. Our dedicated team of lawyers will look at every angle of your case to come up with the most effective and efficient solution to your problem.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash, you should speak with a Newark car accident attorney right away. To schedule your free appointment with one of our lawyers, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (301) 472-8100.
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