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*UPDATE*Troopers Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash Rt. 40 at Buckley Blvd.- Bear

Date Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Bear – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:13 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2020 on Pulaski Hwy. (Rt. 40), at the intersection with Buckley Blvd., in Bear. A 2018 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by a 23 year old Newark man, was traveling eastbound on Pulaski Hwy. approaching a green light at the intersection of Buckley Blvd. A 2004 Jeep Cherokee operated by a 49 year old Bear man, was traveling westbound on Pulaski Hwy. and entered the left turn lane for Buckley Blvd. with a flashing red arrow. The Jeep proceeded through the intersection and directly into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the right front side of the Jeep causing the operator to be ejected. The driver of the Jeep came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The motorcycle operator was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Jeep, were properly restrained and were not injured.

Pulaski Hwy. eastbound at Buckley Blvd. was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Click on the following link to view the original release: https://dsp.delaware.gov/2020/04/02/traffic-advisory-rt-40-closed-at-buckley-blvd-due-to-a-motor-vehicle-crash-bear/

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. M Calio of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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