Fatal accident on Route 41

posted Fri, May 6, 2011

Avon Grove Sun

By Police reports

Gerald S. Evans, 49, of Avondale died in a two-vehicle accident on Route 41 north of Route 7 in New Garden Townshp on Friday, May 6, at 4:49 a.m. Police said Evans was traveling north on Route 41 north of Route 7 as a tractor trailer driven by David Madonna, 52, of Newark, Del., was traveling southbound. As the tractor trailer passed the intersection with Sharp Road, Evans for unknown reasons, crossed the center line of Route 41 and traveled into the southbound lane.

Madonna  veered to the right and slowed in an attempt to avoid. Evans. However, Evans hit the tractor trailer in a head-on collision in the southbound lane.

Both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane of Route 41. 

Evans was extricated from his vehicle by Avondale Fire and EMS and transported to Christiana Hospital in Stanton, Del., where he was pronounced dead. 

Evans was not wearing his seatbelt. Route 41 was closed for several hours. Investigation of the crash is continuing, police said. 

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