Driver cited for careless driving

Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving an overturned cement truck that occurred Saturday morning on Route 24, near Saunders Road, west of Millsboro. today at approximately 6:21 a.m., on SR 24 near Saunders Road west of Millsboro.

The initial investigation has determined that at around 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, a 2004 cement truck was traveling westbound on Laurel Road (Route 24) when the operator, 29-year-old Jeff Gustin, of Delmar, attempted to negotiate a turn and lost control. He crossed the center line and drove into the ditch on the south side of the road, where the cement truck overturned and struck a utility pole, breaking it in half. The cement barrel separated from the truck.

Gustin was transported by EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and cited for careless driving.

The barrel separating from the truck resulted in a large indentation on the south edge of the roadway. The asphalt was cracked in numerous spots and the road had collapsed into the ditch. The Delaware Department of Transportation arrived on scene to repair the damage.

Delaware Electric Co-op disconnected the power lines from the damaged utility pole and will replace it.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control arrived on scene due to the concrete spilled in the ditch and determined they would let the cement harden and remove it at a later date.

Route 24, in the area of the crash, was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared by DSP.