Crash leaves driver dead in Delhi

A passenger car ran into a dump truck Thursday morning in Delhi, resulting in the death of the car’s driver. The names of the drivers in a crash were being withheld Thursday evening pending notification of the family, Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond said. The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. and involved a passenger car traveling north and a dump truck from LaFever Excavating loaded with gravel traveling south, he said.

It occurred just north of Elk Creek Road on state Route 10, Dumond said. The initial call was of a head-on collision with vehicle on fire, he said. When the fire department and other first responders arrived, they found the dump truck on its side in a southside ditch fully involved in flames.

That driver was able to get out of the vehicle. The driver of the car was apparently deceased and was declared dead at the scene by county Medical Examiner James Cooros, DuMond said. Witnesses indicated the passenger car swerved into the path of the dump truck and the dump truck driver did all he could to avoid the collision, DuMond said.

That driver was taken to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi where he was treated for minor injuries and release.

Route 10 was closed for several hours following the crash, DuMond said.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the state police accident reconstruction unit, the Delhi Fire Department and emergency medical services responded as well as the county Department of Emergency Services, DuMond said.

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