Del. man charged with DUI after wrong way crash overturns tanker

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(Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro)

A Delaware man has been charged with DUI after early he Tuesday morning allegedly crashed into a tractor trailer towing a tanker, causing it to turn over.

Police said Yuni Gonzalez, 21, was driving a 2002 Cheverolet van north on Middletown Warwick Road shortly after 2 a.m. when he crashed head-on with a southbound 2006 Peterbilt towing a tanker.

The tanker rolled onto its side, blocking both lanes of the roadway and closing it for several hours Tuesday morning.

Strang, who was properly restrained, was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance, where he was treated for minor injuries. It is not known if Gonzalez was properly restrained. He was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Trailer driver David Strang, 49, of Elmer, N.J., was properly restrained and taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, according to authorities.

Investigators said they don’t know Gonzalez’s place of residence or if he was wearing a seat belt.

He was taken to Christiana Hospital for the treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, driving without a license and failing to have insurance identification in possession.

A Hazmat team responded to the crash to supervise the safe removal of latex paint from the tanker trailer.



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