Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 1:55pm
UPDATE: Pick-up truck driver killed in crash with Para-transit bus
Updated Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:20pm
The driver of a pick-up truck is dead following a collision with a DART para-transit bus on Old Furnace Road west of Georgetown.
State Police say the pick-up truck was westbound near Waller Road Tuesday morning when for unknown reasons it drifted into the path of the eastbound bus.
The bus overturned in a ditch and landed on its wheels.
The pick-up truck spun around in the roadway before it stopped, and another car also landed in a yard.
The pick-up truck driver was dead at the scene. He was a 55-year-old Frankford man, but his name has not been released.
The bus driver and seven passengers were taken to area hospitals.
One is in critical condition at Christiana, another is guarded, and the rest had non-life-threatening injuries.
The third driver also was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive her injuries.
The accident and investigation closed a portion of Old Furnace Road for about three hours.
The Delaware Department of Transportation says four passengers and four DART personnel, including the driver, were on the para-transit bus.
(DSP released the available names of people involved in the crash Tuesday evening)
Operator #1: 55 year old Frankford man (Name Pending Notification of Next of Kin)
Vehicle #1: 2010 Dodge Ram Pick-up truck
Operator #2: Jerri M. Konopka, 56, Millsboro, DE (Nanticoke - non-life-threatening)
Vehicle #2: 2013 Ford bus (DART Para transit bus)
Passenger: Nathaniel Norwood, 54, Georgetown, DE (Nanticoke - non-life-threatening)
Passenger: Tara E. Beck, 41, Bridgeville, DE (Nanticoke - non-life-threatening)
Passenger: George A. Bryant, 58, Milton, DE (Milford - non-life-threatening)
Passenger: Barbara J. Johnson, 54, Seaford, DE (Milford - non-life-threatening)
Passenger: Frances V. Quailes, 93, Seaford, DE (Nanticoke/Christiana - guarded condition)
Passenger: Corbet L. Cannon, 35, Seaford, DE (Christiana - non-life-threatening)
Passenger: Victoria S. Cannon, 29, Seaford, DE (Christiana - critical condition)
Operator #3: Patricia G. Procino, 46, Seaford, DE (Nanticoke - non-life-threatening)
Vehicle #3: 2009 Infiniti G37
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