Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier today .
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as a 31-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2008 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike traveling northbound on the southbound shoulder of Dupont Boulevard (US 113), approaching a private driveway exiting the Del-One Federal Credit Union (FCU). A 1994 Buick Century operated by a 46-year-old female from Frankford was exiting the Del-One FCU parking lot, preparing to merge into the southbound travel lanes.
As the Buick was exiting, the Honda approached on the shoulder at a high rate of speed. In an effort to avoid the collision, the driver of the Honda attempted to lay the bike down; however it collided with the right front side of the Buick on the shoulder. The operator of the Buick was able to come to a controlled stop almost immediately. The Honda was redirected and came to rest off of the west side of the roadway. The driver of the Honda came to rest in the right lane of US 113.
The operator of the Buick who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where she was admitted with minor injuries.
The operator of the Honda was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. Southbound Dupont Boulevard (US 113), south of Molly Field Road was closed for approximately 3½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. No charges have been filed at this time.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at email@example.com.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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