Newark, DE- The male operator of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala who was killed in the fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred on I-95 south of DE Rt. 896, Newark, on Thursday, April 16, 2015, has been identified as Nathaniel A. Guerrier, 30, of Bear, DE.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Troopers Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Newark
Newark, DE- The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a three vehicle crash which has claimed the life of one person that occurred early this morning in Newark.
The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Thursday, April 16, 2015, at approximately 2:19 a.m., as a male subject was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and was traveling in a southbound direction in the northbound lanes of I-95, south of DE Rt. 896, in Newark.
The front of the Impala then struck the front of a 2004 Freightliner tractor which was being operated by Francisco E. Corona, 30, of Elizabeth, NJ, and which was traveling in the northbound EZ Pass lanes of the interstate. As a result of the impact, the Chevrolet Impala became engulfed in flames and came to rest on the left shoulder of northbound I-95. Shortly thereafter, a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, which was being operated by Jerry A. Webster, 36, of Stony Point, NY, and which was also traveling northbound on I-95, struck the front axle of the Freightliner tractor which had been torn off in the initial collision.
The male operator of the Chevrolet Impala, who was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death. The name of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his next of kin.
Francisco Corona, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Jerry Webster, who was also properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured.
All of the northbound lanes of I-95 were closed for approximately 4 hours as the crash was investigated.