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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents has released a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents is set to release a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board scheduled a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a bus has overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland and several people are injured.
 
Cpl. Tyler Allaband of the Maryland State Police said by telephone that the bus overturned in the southbound lanes of the highway on Monday near the exit for Havre de Grace. He says several people are injured, but he did not know how many people or the extent of their injuries.
 

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A vigil was held last night outside the Dover Police station for two of its members who were killed in a single vehicle accident.

Patrolman Robert DaFonte and Cadet James Watts died after the jeep that DaFante was driving swerved off the road, hit a utility pole and overturned.

Watts was thrown from the car.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Deputy Chief Marvin Malley said that the agency would be there to help the families in their time of grief.

He noted, “Nothing prepares you for this.”

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A teenager from Wallops Island was killed in a single-vehicle car crash on Friday in Accomack County.

Police told the Salisbury Daily Times that police arrived on the scene at around 10:40 p.m. on Atlantic Road in Assawoman.

18 year old Shyasia Davis was killed when the 17 year old driver from Parksley was unable to handle a turn and ran off the road hitting a tree.

The paper reports that Davis was a student at Chincoteague High School and the passenger in the car.

The driver was not identified because that person is a minor.

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FELTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are releasing the name of a Harrington Police Department officer who fatally struck a Pennsylvania man who was standing in a traffic lane of a state highway.

Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in a statement Sunday that 47-year-old Carl Klotz was off-duty and driving a marked SUV when he hit 32-year-old Christopher Thompson of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, around 1:40 a.m. Saturday in an eastbound lane of Route 12 east of Felton.

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An accident on Route 13 in Bridgeville left five people injured late yesterday afternoon.

Delaware State Police say the three-vehicle crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. near the Heritage Shores development.

WBOC reports that 65 year old James Wright’s Jeep Wrangler drove in the wrong direction going eastbound in the westbound lanes on Heritage Drive.

His jeep struck a Volkswagen approaching the entrance to Heritage Drive when he pulled into the northbound lanes on Route 13.

His vehicle then struck a Chevy work truck almost head on.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Authorities have determined that an on-duty Ocean City police officer was not at fault for fatally striking a pedestrian with his vehicle.

Ocean City police say Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby found that there was no criminal liability to assess to any party involved in the May 3 death of 67-year-old Jeffrey Yale Delong, of Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Delong was walking in a crosswalk against a pedestrian signal when he was hit by Officer Xeniya Patterson. He later died at a hospital.

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The woman injured when a Punkin Chunkin machine came apart on Sunday is still in critical condition at the Christiana Medical Center.

Some of those at the event told WBOC that the 39 year old woman worked for a production company that was filming Punkin Chunkin.

Police say that she was hit in the head and face.

Meanwhile, a 56 year old man injured in the incident was treated and released from the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

The incident took place at 2:45 on Sunday afternoon when the trapdoor of the device separated as the pumpkin was launched into the air.

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BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Police say at least six people are dead and 10 more are hurt after a school bus crashed into side of a commuter bus in southwest Baltimore.
 
Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith told a news conference the school bus rear ended a car Tuesday morning, then struck a pillar at a cemetery and veered into oncoming traffic, hitting the Maryland Transit Administration bus on the driver's side.
 
Smith says the school bus driver is dead. He says the only other person on that bus was an aide, who survived.
 

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say the driver of an SUV was killed in a crash with a DART bus in the Bridgeville area.

It happened early Friday on Seashore Highway west of Cannon Road. Police say in a statement that the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Police say the bus driver and an unconfirmed number of passengers were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police three people were hurt after a car and school bus carrying 37 children crashed in Newark.

The agency said in a news release that the crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Salem Church Road. Troopers say 49-year-old Ahmad Abdullah of Wilmington was driving Toyota Corolla east on Old Baltimore Pike.

Officers say Abdullah failed to stop on a solid red traffic signal and collided with a school bus driven by 55-year-old John Ewasko of Wilmington.

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Comedian Tracy Morgan made an appearance in Dover this weekend after his 2014 traffic accident that killed his friend and critically injured him.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the one thing the comedian did not mention was the fact that Dover Downs was his destination when the accident occurred.

He did talk a great deal about the accident Friday night and invited those who were with him in the van the night of the accident to come up on stage.

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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a tractor trailer overturned during a crash, spilling chickens onto state Route 1 in Smyrna.

Police said in a statement that two tractor trailers collided early Wednesday in southbound lanes and one overturned. Police say the drivers were not injured, but the chicken trailer spilled its load of chickens.

The roadway was blocked for hours into the morning rush as crews cleared away the overturned trailer and chickens.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say four people, including a 6-year-old, were injured when a tractor trailer rear-ended a pickup truck in Newark.

The agency said in a news release Monday that the crash occurred early Friday on South College Avenue. Troopers say a tractor trailer driven by 33-year-old Charles Bolton Jr. of Washington failed to stop at a red light.

Police say Bolton's vehicle rear-ended a pickup truck, which was operated by 65-year-old Clinton Peavy of Neptune, New Jersey.

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The Maryland State Police have identified 17-year old Natalie Insley as the teenager who was killed in a Sharptown car crash on Monday.

She was a passenger in the vehicle when it struck a tree.

The accident occurred around 10 a.m. with three other teens ranging in age from 14 to 17.

When she arrived at Peninsula Regional Medical Center she was pronounced dead.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports authorities are awaiting a decision as to whether the driver will be charged before releasing the name.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a motorcyclist from Indiana who had participated in Sunday's Rolling Thunder event on behalf of veterans in Washington was killed in a crash shortly after the rally ended.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel.

Ocean City police say in a statement that 29-year-old Jordan M. Hess of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died shortly after crews arrived to the scene Saturday evening at the Stowaway Grand Hotel.

Officials believe the fall was accidental.

The medical examiner's office will determine Hess' official cause and manner of death.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has died after being struck by a marked patrol vehicle in Ocean City.

The Ocean City Police Department says that the incident occurred Tuesday morning as the 67-year-old Jeffrey Delong attempted to cross the street against the pedestrian signal near an intersection.

He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The patrol car was driven by Xeniya Patterson who was on routine patrol at the time. He has since been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

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STANTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a state police vehicle.

The two-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday evening on southbound Route 7 in Stanton. The trooper at the wheel of the cruiser and a man who was driving the other vehicle were both injured.

State police said both were taken to Christiana Hospital to be treated for injuries. While the extent of their injuries is not known, state police say they believe they are not life-threatening.

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21 year-old Randy Drake Thrower of Queenstown was killed during a Saturday morning accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he was one of four people in a 2011 Mazda that hit a Freightliner truck on the east bound span.

In addition, a woman in the Mazda was taken to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore for serious injuries and is reported to be in stable condition.

The Daily Times reports that another man and woman were taken to the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Both had non-life threatening injuries and were released on Sunday. 

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a former lawmaker has died after a crash near Bridgeville.

Police announced in a news release that 84-year-old Ben Ewing was in the westbound lane of Federalsburg Road on Tuesday evening when he was hit by a Mazda CX5. Police say Ewing, a former state representative and state police deputy superintendent, was thrown onto the shoulder of the road and the Mazda stopped nearby.

Police say Ewing died at the scene. 60 year-old Janet Bradley, driver of the Mazda, was not injured.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.
 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the bridge-tunnel Wednesday.
 
Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial lacerations and hypothermia.
 
Spencer says an investigation is ongoing.
 

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A truck driver was hospitalized in stable condition after his 20-foot tractor-trailer plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.

Authorities say the accident occurred Wednesday when the driver tried to pass a slower vehicle on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The driver's name was not immediately released.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police say a 23-year-old man lost control of his car while texting, causing the vehicle to leave the road and ram into a house.

Officers were dispatched to Archer Circle in Woodland Trails about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in response to a 911 call.

Police say investigators determined that the 23-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was texing on his phone, missed a turn, and lost control of the vehicle, which rammed into the rear of a home.

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police says it's investigating after a driver fled from a trooper near Millsboro and hit another car.

State Police said in a news release that on Sunday afternoon a trooper saw the driver of a 1995 Oldsmobile fail to stop at a stop sign at John J. Williams Highway and Layton Davis Road. State Police say the trooper tried stopping the car, but the driver fled and collided with a 2012 Mazda.

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Angela Brinkley a Washington Academy and High School special education teacher has been killed in a traffic accident. The accident occurred in Fruitland at around 5:47 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Route 13 and Main street.

The 48-year old teacher’s husband was driving his Cadillac when it struck a Chevy truck with two adults and a child on board.

The four other people suffered minor injuries.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that portions of Route 13 and Main Street were closed for a number hours.

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Twenty-six year old Kyle Brittingham has been killed in an accident that sent his vehicle into the median on Route 113 between Pocomoke City and Snow Hill.

It occurred around 8:43 a.m. and it is not know why his 2006 Jeep Wrangler traveled onto the southbound shoulder before it overturned.

Brittingham was not wearing a seatbelt and he was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.

Police said that alcohol was believed to be related to the crash.

He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating after a bus struck and killed a pedestrian walking on a road near Frankford.
 
Police say a United Bus Tours bus carrying 47 passengers was traveling north along US-113 near Frankford early Saturday morning. Police say a pedestrian was reported to be walking in the roadway.
 
The pedestrian was struck and severely injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol use by the pedestrian appears to be a factor. Police identified the pedestrian as 56-year-old Sylvester Bailey of Millsboro.

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28-year old Holly Boyce from Greenwood died in a car crash on U.S. Route 13 in Seaford yesterday afternoon.

Police say she rear ended a tractor trailer around noon just south of Cannon Road.

Police say that a 2010 Freight Liner Cascadia was pulling an enclosed trailer going south on Route 13.

When it began to turn onto Cannon Road Boyce did not realize it was slowing down and slammed her 2007 Buick Lucerne into the back of the trailer.

Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash closed route 13 for around three and a half hours. 

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