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.