Tow truck driver, son of former Gov. Minner, dies in Route 1 crash

Route 1 (Bay Road) south of Cicada Lane (Photo: Google maps)
Route 1 (Bay Road) south of Cicada Lane (Photo: Google maps)

MILFORD, DELAWARE (9/24/2016) The 55-year-old som of former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner died Friday when his flatbed tow truck crashed into a sign and trees on Route 1 north of Milford, the Delaware State Police said this morning.

The crash was reported at 6:39 p.m. in the southbound lanes south of Cicada Lane.

Gov. Jack Markell issued the following statement on the death of Gary L. Ingram of Milford:

“Along with so many people in our state, I have long admired the devotion that the Minners shows to family and their commitment to helping others. Like his mother, Gary demonstrated a passion for service to his community and for improving the lives of Delawareans. He will be sorely missed. I join all Delawareans who are thinking of and praying for the family at this difficult time.”

Ingram was driving a 2012 Kenworth 999 truck southbound when it gradually traveled off the west edge of the road, struck a steel sign and then a group of trees before coming to a stop, police said.

Ingram was treated at the scene by Kent County paramedics, then taken to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Police said he had been wearing a seat belt and neither drugs nor alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

Route 1 (Bay Road, formerly U.S. 113) was closed about 2.5 hours as police investigated and the wreckage was cleared.

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