Deadly Rollover Crash on the Blue Route

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    NEWSLETTERS

    An overturned vehicle on the Blue Route (I-476) northbound approaching Broomall has caused significant issues on the road this morning. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    A rollover crash this morning left a man dead and caused a traffic nightmare along one of Delaware County’s busiest roads.

    The deadly wreck left traffic snarled along the Blue Route (I-476) northbound near the Broomall/Upper Darby (Route 3) Exit around 5:25 a.m.

    Brian Bagley was thrown from his gray Chevrolet Trailblazer after the vehicle hit the guard rail head on near mile-marker 8, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

    Bagley wasn't wearing his seat belt, according to police. The 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The SUV came to rest upside down in the middle of the highway.

    For more than an hour, crews continued to clean up the crash as only one lane got by.

    The backup went for nearly four miles approaching the wreck. Drivers approaching the scene were urged to seek out alternate routes including getting off the Blue Route at the Lima.Springfield Exit (Route 1) or just take Route 322 northbound instead.

    It took more than two hours to finally clear the scene.