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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Crash- Magnolia


Date Posted: Monday, September 7th, 2020

Magnolia– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:13 p.m., Monday, September 07, 2020, at the intersection on Irish Hill Road and Lexington Mill Road.

The initial investigation has determined a 2015 Toyota Camry, driven by a 41-year-old female from Magnolia, was stopped northbound on Lexington Mill Road at the intersection to Irish Hill Road. A 2017 Suzuki GSX motorcycle operated by a 50 year-old male from Magnolia, was traveling eastbound on Irish Hill Road approaching the intersection of Lexington Mill Road. The Camry attempted to turn onto westbound Irish Hill Road and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The Suzuki attempted to avoid the Camry, but lost control and stuck the driver side of the vehicle.

The driver of the Suzuki was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Camry was transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries.

Irish Hill Road at Lexington Mill Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Sgt. Wheatley of the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-698-8518.

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

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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal Jason Hatchell

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