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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Crash-Bear

Date Posted: Sunday, April 15th, 2018


Bear, De. – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred last evening south of Bear.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, as Thomas J. Miller, 49 of Newark, was operating a 2001 Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle westbound on Howell School Road approaching the area of Robert C. Peoples Boulevard. The operator failed to negotiate the traffic roundabout circle at this intersection and struck the raised concrete curb within the inner part of the circle.  The motorcycle fell down onto its right side and the operator was ejected from the motorcycle off the roadway onto a yard on Howell School Road.

Thomas J. Miller, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. last night. Alcohol and drug use are unknown at this time.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Howell School Road in the area of the crash was not closed due to the scene being primarily off the roadway.

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