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UPDATED: Milford man injured in crash on Rt. 1 in Dover

UPDATED 6:50 P.M: A Milford man was treated for minor injuries after his car went through the median and into oncoming traffic on Route 1 in Dover this afternoon.

State Police say 62-year-old Wayne Wolfe was driving north on Route 1, approaching the Dover toll plaza, when his Ford Fusion went off the road, through the median and across the southbound lanes before hitting in several trees. After being trapped in the car, Wolfe was treated for minor injuries at Kent General Hospital. State Police continue to investigate the accident, which partially closed the southbound lanes for two hours.

DSP News Release:  Milford Man Injured in Crash
Location: Southbound DE Rt. 1 north of the Puncheon Connector, Dover, DE
Date and Time of Occurrence: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
Operator and Vehicle:
-Wayne Wolfe, 62, Milford, DE
-2010 Ford Fusion
Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a single car crash in which a Milford man was slightly injured this afternoon in Dover.
The crash happened at approximately 2:35 p.m. as Wayne Wolfe, 62, was traveling northbound on DE Rt. 1 just south of the Dover Toll Plaza. Wolfe’s vehicle then left the northbound lanes, crossed the grass median, and entered into the southbound lanes of Rt. 1, still traveling in a northbound direction. His vehicle then traveled off of the west edge of the southbound lanes where it struck several small trees before coming to rest in a small wooded area.
Wayne Wolfe was trapped in his vehicle for a period of time until he could be freed by responding emergency workers. He was then transported by EMS to the Kent General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
DE Rt. 1 southbound was partially closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
This crash remains under investigation at this time.

UPDATED 4:15 P.M: Delaware State Police have fully reopened southbound Route 1 between the Dover Toll Plaza and Puncheon Run Connector following a single-vehicle accident that happened around 3 o’clock this afternoon. However, State Police are still on the scene investigating, and drivers should still expect delays.


Delaware State Police are on the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Route 1 South between the Dover Toll Plaza and the Puncheon Run Connector.

The accident happened around 3 o’clock. Troopers say one person is trapped inside that vehicle.

The right lane of Route 1 southbound is closed. The left lane is open, but drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

DSP News Release:  Traffic Advisory- DE Rt. 1 Southbound Partially Closed Due to Crash
Location: DE Rt. 1 north of the Puncheon Run Connector (south of the Dover Toll Plaza), Dover, DE
Date and Time of Occurrence:  Monday, October 31, 2011 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a one vehicle personal injury motor vehicle crash which has partially shut down DE Rt. 1 southbound south of the Dover Toll Plaza.
Initial indication is that the crash involves one vehicle with a subject trapped inside. The left hand lane of southbound Rt. 1 at the scene is open at this time; however, commuters should expect delays and use alternate means of travel around the area if possible.
More detailed information will be released upon the completion of the investigation.

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