UPDATE: South Orange Teen Arrested in Near-Fatal Connecticut Crash

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Update October 24, 2023: South Orange native Tyler Delk was arrested on October 24 and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, assault with a motor vehicle, and reckless endangerment for his actions in a September 29 crash that resulted in near-fatal injuries to himself and several other students at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, according to reports. Read more here. 

On September 29, South Orange native and Seton Hall Prep graduate Tyler Delk was critically injured in a car accident in Connecticut where he goes to collage at Sacred Heart University. There, he was been placed in a medically-induced coma as he recovers from “multiple significant injuries, including a brain injury, dissected carotid artery, broken jaw, broken ribs, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen among other things,” according to his aunt, who has created a GoFundMe page to help pay for Tyler’s care.

From https://www.gofundme.com/f/healing-for-tyler-delk

On October 11, his aunt posted an update, including this information:

“There is still tremendous uncertainty and there won’t be a lot of immediate answers regarding his long term prognosis. For now, Tyler remains in critical but stable condition in the ICU. He is still on key life support including breathing tubes, feeding tubes, and continual medication for sedation, pain, injury, infection, etc. He has a traumatic brain injury which is by far the biggest and scariest unknown right now. He will be having several procedures in the next few days to address his broken jaw, dissected artery, and other issues.

“We can’t say thank you enough to the nearly 1000 people ‘here’ who have been touched by Tyler one way or the other over the last 19 years. We are deeply grateful for all of your support and love during these difficult days, weeks, and probably months ahead.”


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