Troopers investigating a crash into Elementary School

FELTON – The Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash into an elementary school that occurred earlier this evening.

Preliminary investigation reveals the incident occurred around 6:24 p.m. Wednesday January 18, 2017 as a 56-year-old Dover male  was operating a 1999 Ford Explorer eastbound on Killens Pond Road. For undetermined reason, the Explorer traveled off the north side of the road and traveled in a northeasterly direction across the grass and into the front office area of Lake Forest Central Elementary School, located at 5424 Killens Pond Road, where it came to a stop.

The 56-year-old male, who was properly restrained, was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The school was unoccupied by staff at the time of the incident.

The crash is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

UPDATE: According to Superintendent Dr. Brenda G. Wynder: Lake Forest Central Elementary School is open to staff and students tomorrow Thursday, Jan. 19. A building inspector deemed the building safe.

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