Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
Clayton, DE- Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that occurred last night west of Clayton.
The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred last night, Saturday, August 28, 2016, at approximately 9:44 p.m., as Robert Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson Dyna low rider motorcycle northbound on Blackiston Road north of Chance Road. A 2003 Jeep Liberty, operated by Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, was northbound on Blackiston in front of the motorcycle. Kimble attempted to pass the Jeep Liberty on a double yellow line and struck left rear fender of the Jeep Liberty. The impact sent the Jeep spinning out of control and into a grass field. Kimble was ejected from the motorcycle as it went down on its left side. The motorcycle slid into the southbound lane where it stopped north of the collision.
Robert A. Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was wearing a helmet. He was treated by paramedics and then was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with life threatening injuries. Alcohol and speed are factors on the part of Robert A. Kimble.
Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, and her three passengers were all wearing seatbelts and were uninjured in the collision.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Blackiston Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 082816 1441