Number injured unknown

UPDATE: The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash that occurred north of Milton Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. A 26-year-old Milton man was operating a 2010 Chrysler Sebring northbound on Coastal Highway (Route 1), approaching the intersection at Reynolds Road, as a 73-year-old Milford man operating a 2017 Blue Bird school bus was stopped in the median crossover at the intersection, waiting to turn northbound on Route 1.

For unknown reasons, the Chrysler exited the west side of the roadway. It spun out into the median and then into the bus, finally stopping with part of the car under of it.

The operator of the Chrysler was trapped in the car before being freed by firefighters from the Milton Fire Company. He was initially transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare but was later transferred to Christiana Medical Center, where he was admitted in critical condition.

The 73-year-old bus driver and a 12-year-old male student from Mariner Middle School in Milton were both checked by medical personnel and found to be uninjured in the crash. An 11-year-old female was not transported from the scene but was later treated for an undetermined injury.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and drug impairment to not appear to be factors. No charges have been filed at this time.

Route 1 northbound at Reynolds Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash north of Milton.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of northbound Coastal Highway (Route 1) and Reynolds Road and involves a car and a school bus. Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

Route 1 northbound is currently closed in the area. Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.