Two state troopers were overcome by the fumes of some chemical while investigating a suspicious vehicle at the travel plaza.
The two troopers are being treated for what police describe as “non-life-threatening exposure to an unknown chemical” at Christiana Hospital.
They were called to the travel plaza to investigate a car that had been abandoned at the pumps of the Sunoco gas station at the plaza. They were overcome by fumes that came from the vehicle’s trunk.
A hazardous materials team from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was assisted by local fire departments in setting up a safety perimeter around the car. The area has since been deemed safe.
Police are still trying to determine what chemical the troopers were exposed to.