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Friday, October 16, 2020
Vehicle Accident - Cannon Road near Mount Joy Road


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Friday October, 16 2020 @ 22:13

Nature: Vehicle Accident

Location: Mount Joy Rd and Cannon Rd Millsboro, DE 19966


On Friday evening, October 16th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle accident on Cannon Road near Mount Joy Road.  It was reported to be a single vehicle into the trees and was reported on fire.

Emergency response units from Indian River included Rescue 80 from the Oak Orchard facility and Engine #80-1 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.

Emergency response crew assignments included fire suppression and vehicle stabilization if needed, traffic control, and incident mitigation.   Rescue 80 was requested to initiate a fire suppression attack line in order to extinguish the fire.

It appears that a blue Buick sedan was traveling down Cannon Road approaching Mount Joy Road and failed to navigate the curve.  The vehicle left the roadway, striking trees and catching fire. The Joccupant of the vehicle was out of the vehicle upon arrival of emergency response personnel and declined additional medical observations.

The Delaware State Fire Police closed Cannon Road for the duration of the incident.

The Delaware State Police are investigating.