Traffic accident brings U.S. 23 to a stop


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



All lanes of traffic were stopped Tuesday morning after the accident while police cleared the damaged vehicles from the scene. All lanes later reopened just after 12:30 p.m.

All lanes of traffic were stopped Tuesday morning after the accident while police cleared the damaged vehicles from the scene. All lanes later reopened just after 12:30 p.m.


Sherry Fisher | The Gazette

Both lanes of traffic on U.S. 23 were blocked Tuesday morning after a car accident sent two people to the hospital.

Delaware police report that around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Jessica L. Shroats, 28, of Marion, was driving a 1999 Toyota sedan north on U.S. 23 north of Hillsmiller Road when she went left of center and struck a 2013 Lincoln SUV driven by Deanna L. Harris, 48, of Vermillion, Ohio, who was traveling south on U.S. 23.

Police report both drivers were transported by medics to Riverside Methodist Hospital to be treated for injuries.

Police said they did not believe the injuries would be life-threatening Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicles were both disabled and towed from the scene. No charges have been filed as the crash remains under investigation.

U.S. 23 traffic was backed up into downtown Delaware while officers worked to clear the road, opening a few lanes at a time before the scene was cleared just after noon Tuesday.

All lanes of traffic were stopped Tuesday morning after the accident while police cleared the damaged vehicles from the scene. All lanes later reopened just after 12:30 p.m.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/08/web1_Accident.jpgAll lanes of traffic were stopped Tuesday morning after the accident while police cleared the damaged vehicles from the scene. All lanes later reopened just after 12:30 p.m. Sherry Fisher | The Gazette

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.