Collision May 19, at about 12:09 a.m., on Route 1 near Pole Bridge Road north of Odessa, as a car traveling south in the northbound lane collided head-on with an SUV traveling north.

Delaware State Police are investigating a collision earlier this morning involving a wrong-way driver on Route 1 north of Odessa.

The incident occurred at about 12:09 a.m., Saturday, May 19, on Route 1 near Pole Bridge Road east of Route 13. Pole Bridge Road is the same road that is named Boyd's Corner Road on the west side of Route 13.

A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by a 24-year-old Wilmington woman, was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Route 1, north of the Roth Bridge. 

She continued driving south in the northbound lanes, crossing the bridge and proceeding through the Biddle's Toll Plaza in the wrong direction.

A 2016 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 39-year-old Concord, North Carolina woman was traveling north on Route 1 northbound, just north of the Pole Bridge Road interchange, following behind another vehicle.

As the southbound Chevrolet approached, the driver of the northbound vehicle in front of the Nissan was able to swerve out of the way, but the driver of the Nissan was unable to do so and was struck head-on.

The driver of the Chevrolet, who was properly restrained, was taken to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. Impairment is being considered as a factor on her behalf, police said.

The driver of the Nissan, who was properly restrained, was taken to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 41-year-old Concord, North Carolina man, who was a passenger in the Nissan, was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

Route 1 northbound in the area of Pole Bridge Road was closed for about two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed at this time, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information  about the collision to call Cpl. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at