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Delaware State Police
Friday August 7th, 2009 :: 12:25 p.m. EDT


Has issued a news release titled: Tree Comes Down on Car Traveling on Marsh Road

DSP News Release: Friday, August 07, 2009- Tree Comes Down on Car Traveling on Marsh Road

Location: Marsh Road at Chestnut Drive in North Wilmington, Delaware, New Castle County

Date of Occurrence: Friday, August 07, 2009, at 10:43 a.m.

Resume: Shortly before 11:00 a.m. this morning, Ms. Theresa Hunt, 36, of Claymont, was traveling northbound on Marsh Road approaching Chestnut Drive.

Suddenly, and without warning, a limb from a large tree, which was on the east side of the roadway, broke loose and came down onto Ms. Hunt’s 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The limb slammed against the hood of the SUV and into the passenger compartment.

Theresa’s 7-year-old daughter was sitting in the back, luckily directly behind her mother. She received several small scratches and bruises. Investigators at the scene advised that if she were sitting in the rear passenger side seat, the outcome of this crash could have been much worse.

The tree limb in currently sitting horizontally across the roadway and Marsh Road is closed. Traffic is getting by relatively easily by cutting through and adjacent neighborhood.

Clean up is expected to take approximately two to three hours.

Delaware State Police
1575 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 302-739-5996

Jeff Whitmarsh
Delaware State Police

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