Delaware State Police have released details on the collision on I-295 which caused extensive delays this morning.

A collision involving a towed boat caused delays in the westbound lanes of I-295 this morning near New Castle

The accident occurred at 8:45 a.m. as James Goodell, 36, of Winooski, Vermont, was traveling west in a 2008 GMC rental truck. His vehicle was towing a trailer carrying a car.

After realizing he missed an exit he intended to take, Goodell stopped his vehicle on the right shoulder of the roadway. However, part of the trailer extended into the right lane of traffic, according to Delaware State Police.

Goodell's trailer was struck by a trailer pulled by 2012 Dodge Ram operated by Brandon Horne, 28, of Clearwater, Florida.

Horne's trailer, which was carrying a large boat, became detached from Horne's vehicle, struck a guardrail, and the boat fell from the trailer.

No one was injured in this crash, police said. Both drivers and the passenger in Horne's vehicle were properly restrained.

Goodell was issued a traffic summons for careless driving, police said.

There were lane closures on westbound I-295 for more than two hours as police investigated and cleared the crash.


A crash on I-295 westbound, between U.S. Route 13 and the exit for I-495, which caused extensive delays this morning, has now been cleared, according to Delaware State Police.

The crash, which occurred at 8:45 a.m., involved two vehicles. One was towing a boat, which fell off of its trailer.

There were no injuries reported.