BISHOPVILLE — Two Delaware residents perished in a vehicle collision with a propane truck on Route 113 near Bishopville last Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 11 a.m. last Friday, a 2015 Mercedes SUV was heading south on Route 113 near Bishopville Rd. when it collided with a tractor trailer hauling propane. According to evidence and witness statements, the SUV failed to stop for a steady red traffic signal at Bishopville Rd. and collided with the propane truck, which was heading eastbound on Bishopville Rd. and attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Route 113.
The driver of the SUV, identified as Jason Hugh Blevins, 40, and the passenger, identified as Margaret Marie Adams, 38, both of Delaware, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Route 113 was closed in both directions for about eight hours following the fatal crash, snarly traffic throughout northern Worcester County and Lower Sussex County in Delaware. Shortly after the collision, northbound traffic on Route 113 was detoured and rerouted along Jarvis Road to Hotel Road for several miles to reconnect with the highway north of the crash scene.
Several fire departments, emergency services and law enforcement agencies responded, including, but not limited to Bishopville, Showell, Ocean City, Selbyville, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the State Highway Administration (SHA), which used snow plows and salt trucks to assist with roadblocks along Route 113 and the rural side roads.