Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a mail carrier that occurred earlier this afternoon.

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, when 46-year-old Michael S. Mears, of Georgetown, was operating driving a Ford Transit Connect van westbound on Forest Road, near Harbeson, and came to a stop at the intersection with Harbeson Road (Route 5). Mears failed to remain stopped and pulled across the intersection, striking a mail truck being driven by 44-year-old Kimberly R. Humphrey, of Milford. After the impact, the mail truck struck a stop sign before coming to a stop.  

Humphrey was properly restrained and was airlifted by State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center, where she is currently in serious condition.

Mears was properly restrained and uninjured in the crash. He was cited for failure to remain stopped.

Traffic in the area of the collision was impacted for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.