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Vehicle Accident with Medics - John J. Williams Highway near White Pine Drive - Troopers Arrest Two Subjects for Weapon Charges Following Collision Investigation

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Monday November, 21 2022 @ 21:06

Nature: Vehicle Accident w/Medics

Location: John J Williams Hwy and White Pine Dr Millsboro, DE 19966

 

On Monday evening, November 21st, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle accident on John J. Williams Highway in the vicinity of White Pine Drive.  It was reported to be a two-vehicle incident with the possibility of multiple patients.

Emergency response units from the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company included Tanker 80 from the Oak Orchard facility and Engine #80-1 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Police and the Sussex County Paramedics.  Rescue 80 responded from a pre-arranged training assignment.

Emergency response crew assignments included complete closure of the John J. Williams Highway between Long Neck Road and Banks Road for the duration of the incident. Assistance was offered for patient stabilization prior to arrival of EMS units from the Millsboro Emergency Medical Services.  The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit was cancelled.

The Delaware State Fire Police coordinated the initial traffic closure assignments pending arrival of relief units the Delaware Department of Transportation.  This segment of John J. Williams Highway will be closed for an extended period of time and additional information may be forthcoming pending availability.

The Delaware State Police are investigating.

Additional information regarding this incident can be reviewed via the

(1)  Cape Gazette - https://www.capegazette.com/article/man-found-shot-following-two-car-crash-near-long-neck/249641

(2)  WRDE News - https://www.wrde.com/news/impaired-driver-causes-wreck-in-millsboro-arrested-for-weapon-charges/article_4c467676-6a9f-11ed-9f4b-93c39a03d96f.html

(3)  WGMD News - https://www.wgmd.com/two-millsboro-men-arrested-on-weapons-charges-after-crash/

(4)  Delaware State Police Newsroom - https://dsp.delaware.gov/2022/11/22/troopers-arrest-two-subjects-for-weapon-charges-following-collision-investigation

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

On November 21, 2022, at approximately 8:59 p.m., troopers responded to the area of John J. Williams Highway east of Long Neck Road for a motor vehicle collision. The ensuing investigation revealed a 2016 Hyundai Accent, operated by Evan Briscoe, was traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway east of Long Neck Road at a reportedly high rate of speed. At the time, a 2022 Lexus RX, operated by a 35-year-old male of Lewes, DE, was also traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway in front of the Hyundai. As the Hyundai quickly approached the Lexus, Briscoe attempted to avoid striking the rear of the Lexus by swerving to the left, but ultimately the front right of his vehicle struck the left rear of the Lexus. This impact caused the Lexus to rotate clockwise until it struck a guardrail along the south edge of John J Williams Highway. After striking the guardrail, the Lexus was redirected into the path of the Hyundai, where the vehicles had a second collision.

When troopers arrived at the collision scene, they located two occupants of the Hyundai, Evan Briscoe (driver) and Joshua Baull (passenger), who both displayed obvious signs of impairment. Troopers discovered a handgun with an obliterated serial number inside of the vehicle. Troopers were able to determine the serial number, and a computer inquiry on the firearm revealed it was reported stolen by the Georgetown Police Department in February. Additionally, Baull was located with a gunshot wound to the lower extremity. Baull and Briscoe were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The operator of the Lexus and a 28-year-old female passenger were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries sustained from the collision.

After being released from the hospital, Briscoe and Baull were transported back to Troop 7, where they were charged with the following crimes:

  • Evan Briscoe

    • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (Felony)

    • Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number (Felony)

    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

    • Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)

    • Vehicular Assault Second Degree

    • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence

    • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

    • Numerous Traffic Violations

Briscoe was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $56,750 cash bond.

  • Joshua Baull

    • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (Felony)

    • Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number (Felony)

    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

    • Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)

    • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence

Baull was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $57,500 cash bond.

John J. Williams Highway was closed for approximately five hours while the collision was investigated, and the roadway was cleared. This incident remains an active and ongoing investigation.

Delaware State Police Troop 7 is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Trooper First Class Falk by calling (302) 703-3321. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]