Five injured in three-vehicle crash near Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Five people were injured Wednesday morning following a three-car, chain-reaction crash that involved a prison van.

The crash occurred about 8:33 a.m. on Old Furnace Road west of Georgetown, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Investigation revealed a Delaware Department of Correction’s Dodge Caravan was stopped for a flagger behind a line of traffic in a construction zone on Old Furnace Road west of Rementer Road. Stopped directly behind the prison van was a 2012 Chevrolet Impala.

Five persons were treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital following this three-car crash Wednesday morning.

Wilahemina V. Dowdell, 72, of Seaford, was eastbound in a 2011 Jeep Patriot and failed to come to a stop.  Her vehicle struck the rear of the Impala which in turn rear-ended the Caravan.

The 42-year-old correctional officer driving the Caravan, another correctional officer and a 56-year-old male inmate were all transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 27-year-old driver of the Impala was treated at Nanticoke Memorial for non-life-threatening injuries.

Ms. Dowdell was taken to Nanticoke Memorial with non-life-threatening injuries. State police cited Ms. Dowdell for inattentive driving and failure to have insurance in possession.

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